The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

I’ve Been Hacked!

From the NSO Group to Wirecard via the activities of groups like Black Cube, Hacking Team and FinFisher, the last few years have seen a worrying trend – especially in collaborative, cross-border investigation – for governments and shady corporates to deploy spyware and private investigators to hack the phones of journalists and political dissidents. How do these snooping technologies work, and what can be done to thwart them?



19 November 2020 – DAY 4 - I've Been Hacked!

Panel Discussion

Dan McCrum

Dan McCrum is a multi-award winning investigative journalist. His work for the Financial Times has helped expose accounting problems and fraud at several listed companies, most recently Wirecard. Formerly the Editor of FT Alphaville, over his 13 year career at the FT he’s also run part of the newspapers markets team, worked as the FT’s Investment Correspondent in New York and for the Lex Column.

John Scott-Railton

John Scott-Railton is a Senior Researcher at Citizen Lab (at The University of Toronto). His work focuses on technological threats to civil society, including targeted malware operations, cyber militias, and online disinformation.

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai is a senior staff writer at Motherboard, where he covers hacking, information security, surveillance, and privacy.

Runa Sandvik

Runa Sandvik works on digital security for journalists and other high-risk people. Her work builds upon experience from her time at The New York Times, Freedom of the Press Foundation, and The Tor Project.
  • 19 November 2020 12.00–13.00
Location: Online
Freedom of the press
This event will be recorded