Global cyber-spies are being tracked by U of T researchers

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LONDON — Researchers at the University of Toronto say they have uncovered a group of servers linked to a powerful piece of espionage software, mapping a spy program’s spread across the globe.

Gamma International’s FinFisher spy software would allow law-enforcement agencies to browse their target’s emails or eavesdrop on their Skype calls.

The company says it is a lawful surveillance tool but it’s decried by some activists as an instrument of repression.

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