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FCIR: Leaked Documents Show MBI’s Interest In Surveillance Software

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Italian company Hacking Team provides surveillance software for governments and law enforcement agencies worldwide. Photo: Hacking Team

The Italian company Hacker Team sells software to governments and law enforcement agencies worldwide. Their technology can infiltrate cellphones and laptops and turn on cameras and microphones – remotely.

The company suffered a security breach last week. Leaked documents reveal the Orange-Osceola Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation was in talks with the company about buying the software.

Trevor Aaronson, the executive director of the Florida Center of Investigative Reporting, speaks with 90.7’s Matthew Peddie about the leak and the MBI’s involvement with Hacker Team.

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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the ... Read Full Bio »