US Women Alleges Being Tricked by Spying Software Tool
An unidentified woman from United States declares to have got an email that conned her into installing spying software, Da Vinci Remote Control System (RCS), a spying gizmo manufactured by Italy-based company Hacking team and sold to governments from all over the globe, reported softpedia.com on June 5, 2013.
The email got by the unidentified woman supposedly came from a professor at Harvard University and it (email) requested the users to click on a link to have control over a fresh essay on the Gulen movement, a reserved organization led by a Turk, Fethullah Gülen, presently resides in exile in Pennsylvania. The movement's main idea seems to be education and predicts that it has 1,000 schools made around the world, a number of which are said to be in the US.
The woman thinks that she's been targeted as she is an candid critic of Turkish charter schools in the US. These schools are seemingly executed by Gulen movement that is called to have infiltration even the government of Turkey.
The woman didn't open the email as it came from a "hardware.edu" email address, rather than "Harvard.edu." The woman forwarded it for forensic evaluation.
It is presently not known who arranged this specific phishing attack, but as arsenal Consulting President Mark Spencer noted, "We have an email, a supposed sender and a targeted all critical of the Gulen movement. We have professional malware came from a server in Turkey. You can take it from there," as published by net-security.org on June 5, 2013.
Elaborating on the same topic, Eric Rabe, a Spokesman with Hacking Team's would not speak if Turkey is a consumer of its software program simply that Hacking Team vends to "several dozen countries," as published by wired.com on June 4, 2013.
Casually speaking, Rabe said the corporation will examine cases where it thinks customers might have used its software program in a prohibited way or in a way that disobeys the terms of service, Hacking Team has methods to render the software useless by halting updates to it if a client is found to be using its software program in an unlawful manner.
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