Hacking Team goes to war against former employees, suspects some helped hackers

Italian prosecutors have begun a criminal investigation of six former employees of the embattled company Hacking Team, according to a Reuters' report citing anonymous sources.

Hacking Team was hacked two weeks ago and had its data published all over the Internet. The leaked cache includes hundreds of gigabytes of company e-mails as well as some of its source code; the police allegedly suspect the involvement of former company insiders.

According to Reuters, the new criminal inquiry is in addition to the fact that the before the hack, several former employees were being privately accused of allegedly violating their contracts and using secrets to benefit competitors.

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