'Finspy' Hijacks Activist Computers - Are You Being Monitored?
"FinSpy surveillance software, marketed worldwide to law enforcement agencies as a way to monitor criminals, is widely used by repressive governments to spy on human rights groups and dissidents, according to a report released Wednesday.
The report by researchers at the Citizen Lab of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto found the software is "regularly sold to countries where dissenting political activity and speech is criminalized."*
Repressive governments are using software called "Finspy" to take private information from journalists, political dissenters, and "enemies" to use against them. Finspy takes screenshots, logs keystrokes, activates cameras and microphones, and more on the unwitting victims' computers. Could you have this dangerous software on your computer? Cnek Uygur breaks it down