- Aug 29, 2012
FinFisher, also known as FinSpy, is surveillance software marketed by Gamma International, also known as the Gamma Group, a software firm based in the United Kingdom which markets the spyware through law enforcement channels. The Gamma Group is reportedly owned by William Louthean Nelson through a shell corporation in the British Virgin Islands. Controversy has resulted from it having apparently been marketed to government security officials who were told it could be covertly installed on suspects' computers through exploiting security lapses in the update procedures of non-suspect software. Egyptian dissidents who ransacked the office's of Egypt's secret police following the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reported they discovered a contract with Gamma International for €287,000 for a license to run the FinFisher software.