Germany: spying on citizens

Government malware will be used to track suspected criminals.

The German government has announced that it has finished testing Trojan spyware that will allow it to track the phone and computer activity of its citizens.

The malware can be uploaded to a suspect's device once the government has obtained a court order.

The Bundestrojaner (government Trojan) will be used to track the movements of suspected criminals and will be able to record telephone calls, access cameras and log key strokes.

The German government has attempted this before – in 2011 a hacker group discovered a government-created Trojan horse.

Sources: ITProPortal; Breitbart.