Program to spy on Americans hacked

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Hackers managed to hack into the service of the company, Securus, which allows police to track in real time the location of the Americans. It is reported by The Motherboard.

The attacker managed to get about 2.8 thousand usernames, email addresses, numbers, and hashed passwords, many of which have already been hacked. It is unknown how many of these accounts had the ability to follow people, but the situation indicates a weak security company that provides exceptional powers for law enforcement to spy on people, journalists.

It is noteworthy that in the leaked database have email addresses that aren’t explicitly associated with police and employees of the company, said the authors.

Securus receives location data of smartphone from major us operators, and then makes them available to their customers. This system is typically used by marketers, however, Securus sells the product to law enforcement.

On the service’s website says that the user will be able to track the location of a smartphone even when GPS off. The program also creates records of calls and provides detailed GEODATA.

At the end of 2017 former employee of U.S. intelligence Edward Snowden has submitted an application for covert surveillance using the microphone and camera of a smartphone. According to him, the Haven program for Android devices designed for human rights defenders and others at risk.

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