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Revealed: Australia’s spy agency has access to internet codes


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Cyber security operations centre officially opened

Australia’s electronic spy agency reportedly has access to a top secret program that has successfully cracked the encryption used by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their emails, phone calls and online business transactions.

Documents disclosed by US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal the program run by the US National Security Agency, codenamed Bullrun, has been used to secretly descramble high-level internet security systems globally.

They show the NSA and British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have successfully cracked the encryption used in personal communications such as email and telephone calls as well as global commerce and banking systems.

An undated ”briefing sheet” on the program, provided to British analysts when they are cleared for access to Bullrun, was published on Friday in The New York Times and The Guardian newspapers.

It states that the Australian Signals Directorate – until recently called the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD)…

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2 Comments on “Revealed: Australia’s spy agency has access to internet codes”

  1. P.P.J. van Kuilenburg
    September 10, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Je artikel is schokkend. Ik had het al gelzen in deze nieuwsbrief. Maar de vertaling was prettig. Pa

    • September 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

      Translation goes along the lines of:
      “I republished this in my newsletter but had difficulty doing it”.

      Thank you.

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