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The software was sold to the Turkish government. An American woman, who is active in protesting a Turkish organization that runs charter schools in the USA and around the world, received a spearphish email that was crafted for her and appeared to be from a Harvard prof who is also active against this group. Well, they misspelled Harvard, so she didn't open it and forwarded it to a security group.

The security group created a honeypot, which I think is really amazing tech, and they started digging. The web site referenced had all sorts of malware hiding behind it, and the software in question is known to include silent remote-control software. The package pointed back to an American company that sold the software to Turkey, they deny any responsibility for how the software is used, naturally.

Turkey is a NATO country. Technically this could be interpreted as an ally spying on American citizens, not that we would EVER do something like that.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/06/spy-tool-sold-to-governments/
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