More and more, governments are using powerful spying software to target human rights activists and journalists, often the forgotten victims of cyberwar. Now, these victims have a new tool to protect themselves. It scans a person's computer for traces of surveillance software, or spyware.
A coalition of human rights organizations launched it, with the goal of equipping activists and journalists with a free tool to discover if they've been hacked. The open-source tool was developed by security researcher who has been investigating government abuse of spyware for years. The tool designed to discover malware developed both by commercial firms, as well as popular spyware used by cybercriminals.Read more
Recently, the files of FinFisher, a set of malicious programs for monitoring the users‘ activities, have become available on the Wikileaks website. It can be found with the help of some antiviruses.
The founder of FinFisher is the German company, which is engaged in information security products development, such as exploits, Trojans for Windows, Android, iOS, Linux and other known platforms. In 2011 Wikileaks published information on such a development, and since that moment Julian Assange with his employees are watching for FinSpy activity for all time and sometimes they publish new data for the SpyFiles program.Read more