13, Jul 2015
dhns:Do not bring Muslims for demonstrating a sophisticated spyware, an Indian firm dealing with Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the country’s premier foreign intelligence wing, told controversial Italian surveillance malware vendor Hacking Team in one of the emails during the negotiation stage.The string of emails were made public by whistleblower website WikiLeaks on Thursday. Vikas Sharma, the chief executive officer of Gurgaon-based Sunworks Consultants, had written the email to Marco Bettini, the sales manager of Hacking Team in July 2011, reflecting the anti-Muslim bias in the intelligence circles.
Sharma was negotiating on behalf of the RAW in purchasing ‘Remote Control Service’ or ‘Galileo’, a spy product used to infect mobiles and computers stealthily.
The FBI reportedly spent $ 7.7 million since 2011 for this spyware.
Sharma reportedly told Bettini that his team should be trained for demonstrating the product before the client if they do not allow foreigners to make the presentation.