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FinFisher Spyware’s Proxy Server for Indonesia Hosted at Sydney Data-Centre

One top-class toolkit to build spyware, FinFisher is a product of Gamma Group that sells the spying toolkit to governments of different countries. The malware is considered as "legitimate" even as it attacks both mobile as well as desktop OSs (operating systems) working like one backdoor against the machines/gadgets it contaminates.

WikiLeaks, during September 2014, disclosed secret documents which Edward Snowden provided. Those documents contained one government list, the purchasers of FinFisher. Earlier, as per reports, twin groups of government entities belonging to Indonesia, one of them Lembaga Sandi Negara (National Encryption Body), among other agencies situated in thirty two nations had bought FinFisher.

Reportedly, it was the government of Indonesia which used the spyware and utilized an Australian data-centre for hosting the proxy server. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said that Australian Officials unearthed one dubious server installed at Ultimo, Sydney based data-centre called Global Switch. The said server ran one proxy that supported Toolkit FinFisher, while vigorously diverted traffic onto one Internet Protocol address registered for government of Indonesia.

The WikiLeaks-published governments list included Indonesia that the research team of Citizen Lab confirmed later within one study it conducted in 2015. With frequently carrying out cyber-espionage operations, Indonesia earned itself a name within the hacking group of entities when during 2013, different hackers' cabals of different countries conducted one partly official cyber-battle. The incidents caused three Australians getting imprisonment.

The cyber-battle got going following WikiLeaks documents revealing how Australia's government performed surveillance operations on Indonesian government. Ever-since therefore, Jakarta authorities have heightened their cyber-competence.

According to security researcher Bill Marczak of a Toronto-situated IT, Human Rights and Security Company, details from end-users whom a department of Indonesia infected were passing through Australia. He told ABC how Indonesia seemed as a very big client of FinFisher. There was also evidence of several other government agencies using FinFisher aside the National Encryption Body. ZDnet posted this dated January 29, 2016.

Similar as the FinFisher toolkit, Hacking Team created malware as well as spyware featured with infiltrating different kinds of platforms and devices while offers the programs for sale to businesses/governments across the globe.

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