Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab have discovered a new and powerful strain of Android spyware that they believe was created by an Italian IT company which they suspect is active in the surveillance software market.
Last Friday, on August 4, a jury in the US found Fabio Gasperini, an Italian citizen, guilty of building a botnet that he used to hijack remote servers and surreptitiously click on ads for his personal profits.
US officials successfully extradited a 30-year-old Italian man for his role in creating and running a botnet of hacked servers.
Italian authorities have arrested and charged two siblings for carrying out a cyber-espionage campaign against Italy's elite, with targets that varied from famous businessmen to high-ranking politicians, including Matteo Renzi, former Italian prime minister.
Researchers from Red Naga Security have discovered new Android spyware that was used to target government employees, which initially appeared to be tied to the HackingTeam, but might very well be the work of a fellow Italian company, also a maker of surveillance software.