German law enforcement authorities have confirmed that they're using a Trojan to gather intelligence during criminal investigations.

"According to Zeit Online, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann admitted that the Trojan recently discovered by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) was used by the state's Office of Criminal Investigation in the past," writes The Inquirer's Lucian Constantin.

"The Trojan is believed to have been created by a German software and telecommunications company called Digitask, which, judging by documents leaked online, caters to the surveillance needs of law enforcement agencies," Constantin writes.


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