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Adobe Systems Inc.

Surveillance company loses control of flagship spy program

Italian surveillance company Hacking Team said Wednesday that it had lost control of its custom-built spy software, unleashing a new threat onto the Internet and depriving the company of its top selling point. In a statement, Hacking Team said it believed anyone could now deploy its RCS software "against any target of their choice." "We believe this is an extremely dangerous situation," the company said. Hacking Team's statement is confirmation that its program's source code was in the mountain of data pilfered when the company was breached Sunday night. That means that the program — once limited to paying customers — is available to just about...