The huge cache of internal files recently leaked
from the controversial Italian surveillance software company Hacking Team
has now revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
purchased surveillance software from the company.
The leaked documents
contains more than 1 Million internal emails, including emails from FBI agent who wanted to unmask the identity of a user of Tor
, the encrypted anonymizing network widely used by activists to keep their identities safe, but also used to host criminal activities.
In September last year, an FBI agent asked
Hacking Team if the latest version of its Remote Control System
(RCS), also known as Galileo
– for which the company is famous for, would be capable to reveal the True IP address of a Tor user.