Documents Related to Popular Spyware “FinFisher” Leaked
Softpedia.com reported on 6th August, 2014 stating that a set of files have been posted online containing the features and capabilities of "FinFisher" spyware suite (also known as FinSpy) which is a package sold to governments and law enforcement agencies by Gamma Group, a German company.
The documentation was published through a Twitter account which purports to be from PR (Public relations) department of the company but the account is not affiliated with Gamma Group and is operated by somebody who uses the handle Phineas Fisher.
The files contained the latest release notes for FinSpyPC and FinSpyMobile 4.51 dated 14th April, 2014.
Various communication channels can be monitored (short text messages, calls, multimedia messages) for the mobile version of the spyware which allows access to stored data (address book) and also allows making silent calls to listen microphone remotely.
Another document revealed that FinFisher for PC bypasses the detection of nearly 40 regularly tested antivirus systems.
The notoriety of FinFisher lately has come due to its use in government targeting activists mainly connected to high profile protesters in Bahrain.
Early reports show that the massive file contain price lists, client lists, details about the efficiency of FinFisher, source code, customer and support credentials, a catalog of tutorials/classes, besides a host of others.
One worksheet in the dump elucidates that FinFisher executed just fine against thirty-five of the top AV (antivirus) software and shows how the advanced malware competently defeats detection.
A press release wraps around the April 2014 fixes of Gamma, guaranteeing its rootkit averts Security software particularly that of Microsoft. It additionally highlights that FinFisher records dual monitor Windows set-ups and reports enhanced electronic spying with Apple Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird.
Gamma notes that FinFisher is however, identified by OSX Skype, with sort of recording appearing) and an identical feature is there for Windows 8 Metro although desktop client cannot detect spyware.
As per customer's record, the price list revealed that FinSpy software priced an estimated 1.4 Million Euros and different training services of penetration examination cost 27,000 Euros each. The document didn't show a date but it showed costs for malware striking the latest iOS version 7 platforms.
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