In a huge bit of irony likely lost on the ostensible victim, Italian surveillance software developer Hacking Team has been breached and 400GB of source code and sensitive internal data has been leaked online (emphasis added):
The plundered booty is being shared via BitTorrent, and appears to include audio recordings, emails, documentation, invoices, and source code.
Hacking Team sells the Da Vinci malware surveillance software to law enforcement agencies, though it claims to only deal with ethical governments. It is marked as an Enemy of the Internet by activist outfit Reporters Without Borders.
The unknown hackers also hijacked Hacking Team’s Twitter account and, at the time of writing, are tweeting screenshots of emails stolen in the raid.
The trove also allegedly reveals all Hacking Team customers and when they purchased the software.