This post authored by Dr. Monique Mann (CJRC), Dr Adam Molnar and Dr Ian Warren (Deakin Criminology) originally appeared on The Conversation on Friday the 21st of July 2017. Link to original article here: https://theconversation.com/spyware-merchants-the-risks-of-outsourcing-government-hacking-80891
An Australian Tax Office (ATO) staffer recently leaked on LinkedIn a step-by-step guide to hacking a smartphone.
The documents, which have since been removed, indicate that the ATO has access to Universal Forensic Extraction software made by the Israeli company Cellebrite. This technology is part of a commercial industry that profits from bypassing the security features of devices to gain access to private data.