With Gamma Group’s software FinFisher or FinSpy, it’s possible to break into computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones using a USB stick or remotely.
The FinFisher is a popular digital weapon. The Netherlands is among its customers, having acquired sixteen licences for FinFisher since 2012. As users of FinFisher, the Netherlands finds itself in rather questionable company. The weapon has also been purchased by a number of repressive regimes who use it to target opposition members, journalists, and human rights activists. The full scale of this became clear when Gamma Group was hacked in 2014 and 40GB of internal data was published via WikiLeaks.