Communication Security Establishment's cyberwarfare toolbox revealed. Top-secret documents obtained by the CBC show Canada's electronic spy agency has developed a vast arsenal of cyberwarfare tools alongside its U.S. and British counterparts to hack into computers and phones in many parts of the world, including in friendly trade countries like Mexico and hotspots like the Middle East.
The little known Communications Security Establishment wanted to become more aggressive by 2015, the documents also said. Revelations about the agency's prowess should serve as a "major wakeup call for all Canadians," particularly in the context of the current parliamentary debate over whether to give intelligence officials the power to disrupt national security threats, says Ronald Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab, the respected internet research group at University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.
INTERACTIVE: From hacking to attacking, a look at CSE's toolbox Hacking spans globe. NSA hörte Zentrale der Vereinte Nationen in New York ab - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Pale Moon. Hamburg - Der US-Geheimdienst NSA hat nicht nur die Europäische Union, sondern auch die Zentrale der Vereinten Nationen abgehört.
Das geht aus geheimen Unterlagen der NSA hervor, die der SPIEGEL ausgewertet hat. Demnach ist es der NSA im Sommer 2012 gelungen, in die interne Videokonferenzanlage der Völkergemeinschaft einzudringen und die Verschlüsselung zu knacken. Dies habe für "eine dramatische Verbesserung der Daten aus Video-Telekonferenzen und der Fähigkeit, diesen Datenverkehr zu entschlüsseln" gesorgt, heißt es in einem geheimen NSA-Dokument. "Der Datenverkehr liefert uns die internen Video-Telekonferenzen der Uno (yay!) ". Innerhalb von knapp drei Wochen sei die Zahl der entschlüsselten Kommunikationen von 12 auf 458 angestiegen. In einem Fall habe die NSA zudem den chinesischen Geheimdienst dabei ertappt, ebenfalls zu spionieren. La NSA espionnait aussi les Nations unies - Pale Moon.
Email exchange between Edward Snowden and former GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey. 11 "Leakers" Charged With Espionage. By Elizabeth Shell and Vanessa Dennis | Aug. 21, 2013 This page has been updated to reflect new developments.
It was first published on July 12, 2013. Background What Sets Edward Snowden Apart From Other Alleged Leakers? Story by Larisa Epatko -- Edward Snowden is the eighth leaker to be charged with espionage under the Obama administration. Edward Snowden Accuses Germany of Aiding NSA in Spying Efforts. In an interview to be published in this week's issue of SPIEGEL, American intelligence agency whistleblower Edward Snowden criticizes the methods and power of the National Security Agency.
Snowden said the NSA people are "in bed together with the Germans. " He added that the NSA's "Foreign Affairs Directorate" is responsible for partnerships with other countries. The partnerships are organized in a way that authorities in other countries can "insulate their political leaders from the backlash" in the event it becomes public "how grievously they're violating global privacy. " Telecommunications companies partner with the NSA and people are "normally selected for targeting" based on their "Facebook or webmail content. " The interview was conducted by American cryptography expert Jacob Appelbaum and documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras with the help of encrypted e-mails shortly before Snowden became known globally for his whistleblowing.
Keep track of the news All news from SPIEGEL International. Snowden Reveals How GCHQ in Britain Soaks Up Mass Internet Data. In an interview published in the latest edition of SPIEGEL, National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden reports on how America's NSA intelligence service works together with Germany's federal intelligence agency, the BND, more intensively than previously known.
He also provides an in-depth account of the surveillance operations of the NSA and its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Britain's Tempora system is the signal intelligence community's first "full-take Internet buffer," Snowden said in an interview. The scope of this "full take" system is vast. According to the whistleblower and Britain's Guardian newspaper, Tempora stores communications data for up to 30 days and saves the content of those messages for up to three days, in a so-called Internet buffer. "It snarfs everything, in a rolling buffer to allow retroactive investigation without missing a single bit," Snowden said.
But is that a realistic scenario? National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander: Edward Snowden got call-tracking order during training. The National Security Agency contractor who disclosed the spy agency's collection of data on billions of telephone calls made by Americans apparently obtained a highly-classified court order about the program during a training stint, NSA Director Gen.
Keith Alexander said Tuesday. Alexander told reporters after a House Intelligence Committee hearing that the man who's acknowledged being the source of the recent leaks, Booz Allen Hamilton information technology specialist Edward Snowden, had access to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order and related materials during an orientation at NSA. "The FISA warrant was on a web server that he had access to as an analyst coming into the Threat Operations Center," Alexander said. "It was in a special classified section that as he was getting his training he went to. " The court order to Verizon which Snowden leaked to Britain's Guardian newspaper, required broad production of daily information on local and long distance calls. NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program.
ECOUTE & RENSEIGNEMENT. SIGNAL MONITORING. HBGary Emails. Whistleblower site Cryptome hacked, defaced, all files deleted. The whistleblowing, government-document sharing site Cryptome was hacked and defaced this weekend.
All 54,000 Cryptome hosted files were deleted. According to Cryptome, "A person wrote claiming to know who did the hack. No way to know if this claim is true. Hackers, like spies, often blame one another to cover their tracks. Blocking attacks is nearly impossible due to the purposefully weak security of the Internet. After its site was restored and Cryptome could view emailed notifications, Cryptome posted the steps of the hack. Cryptome discovered it had been hacked after it could not gain access to email or its NSI account. The other Cryptome accounts hosted by Network Solutions did not seem to have been affected.
Another anonymous tipster alerted Cryptome of a WikiLeaks IRC chat that happened a few hours before Cryptome was hacked.
AnonLeaks.ru - Teaser.