Earlier this month, Italian security company Hacking Team found itself on the wrong end of a hack. Around 400 GB of its own data from HT's servers were stolen and leaked onto the internet. This included details of the spyware products that it sold to Governments and intelligence agencies across the world.
As researchers continue to analyze the leaked data, which also contains the source code for some of the Hacking Team products, a picture is emerging about what the malware does and how to detect it. Rook Security, a US-based security company, has now released a free program that scans your PC to check that none of the Hacking Team spyware is present on your computer.
The download is 5 MB and you'll find it at https://www.rooksecurity.com/resources/downloads
The program is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust, and should work on Windows 7 and above. Use the "MILANO INSTALLER - MSI WINDOWS" link from the above-mentioned download page, to get the correct package.
Having been written by security researchers rather than experts in user interface design, the tool (called Milano) is fairly simple. It's text-based, when you run it, and creates its report as a text file that you need to load into Notepad in order to view. But it does provide a useful service and is a useful addition to your normal PC security routine.
It's also worth checking Rook's site occasionally for updates to Milano, which will continue to be revised as new information about HT's activities come to light.
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