The Malaysian Government continues denying it purchased spyware from Hacking Team despite the mounting evidence, and this raises even more questions, writes Keith Rozario.
The Malaysian Government has denied buying spyware from the Hacking Team, but Keith Rozario has evidence otherwise.
Cyberespionage groups have started using the tools Milan-based Hacking Team provided to its customers to carry out their own attacks, according to Kaspersky Lab.
Citizens and civil advocates may be reeling from the revelations that various governments, including those of Malaysia and Singapore, were using spyware from Milan-based Hacking Team, but there are other implications that are just as severe, Gabey Goh reports
The Singapore Government is using spyware that can copy files from your hard disk; record your Skype calls, e-mails, instant messages and passwords; and even turn on your webcam remotely – and if you’re Singaporean, you have no constitutional right to complain.
The Hacking Team leaked emails should concern every Malaysian citizen: They show not only possibly illegal actions by certain of our government agencies, but also a scary degree of incompetence, writes Keith Rozario.
The news that the Malaysian Government uses spyware developed by a Milan-based company called Hacking Team has got an Internet rights organisation calling for an independent probe, while a lawyer pointed out that such use on citizens is unconstitutional.