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United Kingdom would have hacked the BlackBerry G20 diplomats in 2009

United Kingdom would have hacked the BlackBerry G20 diplomats in 2009

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Intelligence Unit in the UK, UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), BlackBerry phones hacked politicians and diplomats attending the G20 summit in London in 2009, according to documents obtained by the newspaper The Guardian .

The document reveals that GCHQ did violate the of these smartphones. It is even said that some delegates were tricked them to use certain computers, where British intelligence could read their e-mails.

On Monday, the welcomes G8 members will surely be anxious to participate after learning this complaint. Also raises the question of how many places there are programs similar to , recently discovered in U.S.

Apparently, the intention of spying on devices would be related to gain advantage when negotiating in the meeting. The information on this hack is detailed in classified documents released by Edward Snowden , where attempts also include the National Security Agency (NSA) in the United States by listening to telephone conversations of Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev.

Link: GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians’ communications at G20 summits (The Guardian)

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