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Hacking Team broke Bitcoin secrecy by targeting crucial wallet file Originally published on July 14, 2015 by Arstechnica

arstechnica.com Hacking Team broke Bitcoin secrecy by targeting crucial wallet file by Cyrus Farivar - Jul 14, 2015 7:25am COT Leaked e-mails brag HT could see "who got that money (DEA: anyone interested? :P )" Turns out, going after someone’s Bitcoin transactions is much easier than you might think. After all, as the saying goes, once you’re pwned, you’re pwned. After Hacking Team, the Italian spyware vendor, was hacked earlier this month, and 400GB of its internal data was released , Ars reviewed many internal e-mails from the company. These documents clearly illustrate how simply Hacking Team's "Money Module" worked, and they provide a small glimpse into which customers were particularly interested in it. In general, the Italian spyware company sold (and hopes to continue to sell) software that allowed targets to be surreptitiously surveill