Phineas Fisher

The Weakest Link

Hacking Team Hacker Phineas Fisher Has Gotten Away With It

Leaked court documents show that Italian authorities have no idea who hacked the government spyware maker Hacking Team.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.12.18
State of Surveillance

Italian Prosecutor Makes Request to Close Hacking Team Investigation

After more than two years, the Italian prosecutors have nothing to show for their investigation into the spectacular hack of Italian surveillance tech vendor Hacking Team.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.12.17
Hackers Gonna Hack

Hacking Team Hacker Phineas Fisher Is Taking a Break Because of Stress

The hacker who wanted to start a political “hack back” movement is taking a step back—for now.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.9.17
police

Notorious Hacker Phineas Fisher: I'm Alive and Well

The famed career of political hacker Phineas Fisher might have come to an end.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.31.17
News

Notorious Hacker ‘Phineas Fisher’ Says He Hacked The Turkish Government

The notorious hacker known as Phineas Fisher is back with another high profile cyberattack.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.21.16
video

Hacker ‘Phineas Fisher’ Speaks on Camera for the First Time—Through a Puppet

A few weeks after his hack on the spy tech company, PhineasFisher sat down to tell us why he did it.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.20.16
video

Meet The Cyber Mercenaries Selling Spyware To Governments

These are the world’s most notorious cyber mercenaries, and the lone hacker fighting—and hacking—them.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.19.16
politics

A Notorious Hacker Is Trying to Start a ‘Hack Back’ Political Movement

Is this the dawn of a new era of politically-motivated hacks?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.23.16
hackers

A Notorious Hacker Just Released a How-To Video Targeting Police

The hacker behind the Hacking Team breach is hoping to get others into the game.
Joseph Cox
5.19.16
News

Hacking Team CEO Bashes ‘Sensationalist’ Media And ‘Vigilante’ Hacker

The surveillance company reacts after the vigilante hacker Phineas Fisher explained how he broke into its servers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.19.16
Hacking

The Vigilante Who Hacked Hacking Team Explains How He Did It

The hacker only known as Phineas Fisher shares the details of his attack on the controversial surveillance tech company Hacking Team.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.15.16