Government Malware Targeted 8,000 Users in 120 Countries

A newly released federal court hearing transcript reveals that one warrant issued as part of a massive child porn investigation in the U.S. was also used to authorize government malware that targeted more than 8,000 users across 120 countries, including a “satellite provider.” As Vice Motherboard first reported, the remarks came from the November 1 hearing in the case of United States v. Tippens and two other related cases, which are ongoing in Tacoma, Washington.