Intelligence agencies’ secretive techniques for spying on mobile phones are seldom made public.
But a UK security firm has shown the BBC how one tool, sold around the world to spooks, actually works.
It allows spies to take secret pictures with a phone’s camera and record conversations with the microphone, without the phone owner knowing.
Hacking Team’s software was recently stolen from the company by hackers and published on the web.
Almost any data on a phone, tablet or PC can be accessed by the tool and it is fascinating how much it can do.
This is very very scary.