New Spyware Company ‘Grey Heron’ Is Linked to Hacking Team

Joseph Cox and Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai report:

In early March, Motherboard reported that a new, mysterious government-malware company called Grey Heron is advertising malware designed to steal data from Signal and Telegram messaging apps. The company seemingly came out of nowhere, suddenly advertising its wares at surveillance fairs over the last few months.

But Grey Heron does have a history: The company emerged from controversial spyware firm Hacking Team, despite Grey Heron not mentioning these links publicly, Motherboard has learned. The move, it appears, may be to distance Grey Heron from the notorious, and perhaps damaged, brand of Hacking Team.

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