An unnamed hacker breached the controversial surveillance tech company Hacking Team on Sunday, exposing not only its internal secrets, but also releasing the source code of its spying tools.

And now, because of that, Hacking Team is warning that “anyone,” including “terrorists, extortionists” and criminals, could take that code and create their own versions of the company’s spyware to hack and monitor pretty much whoever they want.

“Hacking Team’s investigation has determined that sufficient code was released to permit anyone to deploy the software against any target of their choice,” the company’s spokesperson Eric Rabe said in a statement on Wednesday.

Hacking Team, which sells surveillance software and tools to government agencies across the world, called this a “major threat” and an “extremely dangerous” situation they can’t do much to prevent because before the attack they had the ability to “control who had access to the technology,” but now they don’t have that ability anymore.

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