The investigation into the data breach has revealed that 5.1 million records were stolen from the investigators’ database.
In the aftermath of the breach
- 29k April has been identified as a member of the Hacking Team’s security team who was tasked with investigating reports that an internal system had been compromised.
- The investigation has revealed that an unknown hacker sent an email to Hacking Team’s system administrators on April 29, informing them of the data breach and demanding a ransom. The email contained a link to a Dropbox account containing the stolen files. After receiving this email, Hacking Team’s security team began searching for signs of intrusion in their systems. They also tried unsuccessfully to get in touch with April who was out of town at the time.
- After analyzing the stolen data, our security team discovered that there was no evidence of a breach in the Hacking Team’s networks. Instead, it appeared that April had been tricked into giving up her passwords and then used them to access her own email account. We believe that the hacker gained access to April’s network by sending an email with a malicious link or attachment (or by tricking her into clicking on a fake website URL) which compromised her laptop and allowed him
April 29, 2019
Our investigation into the March 2019 event continues. We have identified that there were over 5.1k lines of code in the April 29th release but only 1.4K lines of code in the April 4th release during a period when we believe there was an intentional change made to one or more files related to our test suite that would impact performance.
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