Berto Jongman: Top Three Government Spyware Tools – PRISM, FinSpy, BlueCoat

Advanced Cyber/IO, Government, Law Enforcement
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

TOP 3 Government Spyware tools: PRISM, FinSpy and BlueCoat

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FinFisher, also known as FinSpy, is surveillance software marketed by Gamma International, a software firm with a UK-based branch Gamma International Ltd in AndoverUnited Kingdom, and a Germany-based branch Gamma International GmbH in Munich[2][3] which markets the spyware through law enforcement channels.[1] Gamma International is a subsidiary of the Gamma Group, specializing in surveillance and monitoring, including equipment, software and training services, reportedly owned by William Louthean Nelson through a shell corporation in the British Virgin Islands.

Blue Coat got in the news when the Hacktivist cluster Telecomix released a 54GB censorship log that had been found on the Syrian domain.  The data was collected from seven of 15 Bluecoat SG-9000 HTTP proxies used by Syrian government telco and ISP STE in #opSyria. This is not the first time that government tools end up in environments where the regime has the last word.

Citizinlab had a nice research done about the Blue Coat software that you can find here.

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