Hacking Tools for Sale?

These days any “noob” can download software tools from the internet that take the hard work out of hacking. These tools are often written by malicious hackers, professional security testers or hacking enthusiasts looking to increase their productivity.

This week a group of hackers said they will auction off stolen surveillance tools to the highest bidder. The tools they are selling are allegedly linked to to the US National Security Agency.

David Vaile an expert in privacy and data protection, and the co-convenor of the cyberspace law and policy community at UNSW joined us today.

Producer: Michael Lu

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