Everybody knows: FBI won't confirm or deny buying cyberweapons
/ 9:38 am Wed Dec 9, 2015
Back in July, a hacker dumped the emails and other files from Hacking Team, Italy's notorious cyber-arms dealer. Coincidentally, Vice had recently filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI, asking if they were buying cyberweapons from Hacking Team.
The dump confirmed that the FBI had spent nearly a million dollars on Hacking Team's "products." The FBI, meanwhile, has finally responded to the FOIA request, stating that they can neither confirm nor deny what everyone now knows: that they bought cyberweapons from sleazy arms-dealers, and used them to attack people in America.
The FBI Won’t Confirm or Deny Buying Hacking Team Spyware, Even Though It Did [Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai/Vice]