Britain’s intelligence service responsible for cyber-attack against Belgacom

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Documents leaked by Edward Snowden indicates GCHQ involvement says Spiegel


Britain’s intelligence service was responsible for the cyber-attacks against Belgacom, a partly-state owned Belgian company.

According to the German magazine, der Spiegel, documents from the archive of Edward Snowden suggests that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) intelligence agency had a hack attack project against Belgacom, conducted under the codename “Operation Socialist.” The aim of the cyber-attack was “to enable better exploitation of Belgacom” a...


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