Wikileaks has emails posted that show Italy’s Hacking Crew sold spyware to FSB Russia.
FSB Russia is the Russian equivalent of the CIA and FBI. It’s also the main successor to the KGB. It’s in charge of security, counter intelligence, counter terrorism, and surveillance.
The sales were in violation of European Union sanctions that forbid selling spyware to Russia. Those sanctions were put in place after Russia’s efforts in the Ukraine to destabilize the government in Kiev. (Link)
The Hacking Team claims it has since broken off any relationship with the FSB and have no clients in Russia.
—–Original Message—– From: Massimiliano Luppi [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 07:13 To: Reuven Elazar; m.luppi Cc: Adam Weinberg; Omri Kletter; m.bettini Subject: R: process in FSB Russia Hello Reuven, you are well informed. Yes we did. We discussed this opportunity in the past and you were aware of the fact we were working there. I’d like to take advantage of this conversation to ask you a feedback about azerbaijan. Regards, — Massimiliano Luppi Key Account Manager Sent from my mobile.
—–Messaggio originale—– Da: Reuven Elazar [mailto:Reuven.Elazar@nice.com] Inviato: martedì 11 dicembre 2012 07:01 A: Massimiliano Luppi; m.luppi Cc: Adam Weinberg; Omri Kletter; m.bettini Oggetto: RE: process in FSB Russia The sell was made through norsi trans? Reuven Elazar Director of Sales and Business Development CEE Intelligence Solutions NICE (T) +972-74-719-7415 (M) +972-54-542-2567 (F) +972-9-769-7080 Reuven.Elazar@nice.com http://www.nice.com
—–Original Message—– From: Massimiliano Luppi [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 13:20 To: Reuven Elazar; ‘Massimiliano Luppi’ Cc: Adam Weinberg; Omri Kletter; ‘m.bettini’ Subject: R: process in FSB Russia Hello Reuven, no it wasn’t. regards, Massimiliano Luppi Key Account Manager HackingTeam Milan Singapore Washington DC http://www.hackingteam.com mail: email@example.com mobile: +39 3666539760 phone: +39 02 29060603
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