On Sunday, while most of Twitter was watching the Women’s World Cup – an amazing game from start to finish – one of the world’s most notorious security firms was being hacked.
Specializing in surveillance technology, Hacking Team is now learning how it feels to have their internal matters exposed to the world, and privacy advocates are enjoying a bit of schadenfreude at their expense.
Hacking Team is an Italian company that sells intrusion and surveillance tools to governments and law enforcement agencies.
We’re getting a lot of important “hacks” lately for humanity as a whole: Snowden, then Sony, and now “Hacked Team” ( ). These are important in that they expose the dirty underbelly of government and corporate spying and bribery (euphemistically called “lobbying”).