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Reports detail how police, spy agencies put on hacker hats

Posted: June 25, 2014 at 5:36 a.m.

Malicious software expert Sergey Golovanov, with Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, speaks during a cyber self-defense course hosted by his firm in east London on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Kaspersky and University of Toronto-based Citizen Lab are publishing reports detailing the workings of software produced by Hacking Team, an Italian cyber surveillance company. The reports, which were released simultaneously on Tuesday, show how law enforcement agencies across the globe are taking a page out of the cybercriminal handbook, using targets own phones and computers to spy on them with methods traditionally associated with the world's most malicious hackers.

Law enforcement agencies across the globe are taking a page out of the hacker's handbook, using targets' phones and computers to spy on them with methods traditionally associated with cybercriminals, two computer security groups said Tuesday.

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