Reporters without borders (RSF) have a website on topic: surveillance.rsf.org/en/. The topic being malware that can be used to spy on you through your own computer. It is frightening and intriguing at the same time.
Used by governments (Bahrain, Ethiopia, …) to spy on citizens. Captures sensitive information through your computers devices (screen shots, internal microphone, webcam, key-stroke logging …). Created by an official company.
- Data Beta: Bill Marczak’s work on Bahraini citizen surveillance
- NY Times: Software Meant to Fight Crime Is Used to Spy on Dissidents
- WIRED: Mozilla Takes Aim at Spyware That Masquerades as Firefox
Used by governments (Syria, …) to spy on citizens. It captures sensitive information through computer devices (internal microphone, webcam, key-stroke logging …). Created by a 22-year old “computer geek” to prove his cred.
Link to software (I wouldn’t follow the link): darkcomet-rat.com/