Hacking Team RCS

  • First known sample

    2008
  • Discovery

    2011
  • Number of targets

    100-1000
  • Current status

    Active
  • Type

    Backdoor , Bootkit , Rootkit , Trojan
  • Targeted platforms

    Android , BlackBerry , OS X , Windows , Windows Mobile , iOS
  • TOP targeted countries

    CIS , Germany , India , Iraq , Italy , Mexico , Russia , Turkey , Ukraine , Vietnam
  • The way of propagation

    Bootable CD-ROM , Direct hard disk infection , Exploits , Mobile infections through already infected PCs , Social engineering , USB cables , Unknown
  • Purpose/Functions

    Surveillance
  • Special features
    “Business-to-government” spyware
  • Targets

    Activists , Criminal suspects , Journalists , Politicians
  • Artefacts/Attribution
    This program was developed by the Italian company HackingTeam and is intended for sale to government authorities in different countries.
  • Description

    A spyware program developed by the Italian company known as HackingTeam. It is a self-replicating malicious program designed to steal personal data and transmit it to a remote server. Initial infection occurs through an email with a link to a file or an email with the malware in the attachment. Its victims are worldwide.

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