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Spyware in the Real World (Finfisher)

Finfisher hijacked webcams and microphones, and sold info to governments, typically repressive regimes. Watch Skylar Simmons explain more.

In the video, you will be introduced to FinFisher, a major spyware, that can hijack webcam and microphones.

The information gained by spyware such as FinFisher is sold, typically to repressive governments or regimes, to spy on dissidents. Digital mercenary organizations offering information for sale in this manner is regarded as one of the top 5 threats to the internet. The ability of spyware to go undetected is what often makes it hard to combat.

Investigate and share: Can you find an example of spyware affecting an organization dealing in products or services you engage with?

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