Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Spy vs. Spy

By now, most everyone is aware of the recent revelations that the NSA had been spying on European leaders, including Angela Merkel of Germany. However, this will probably not receive the same amount of attention from the press:

America’s NSA spy agency has been under fire from around the world for its surveillance activity over the past few months. 
Now the Russians are facing criticism for some allegedly shady operations, too.
It’s claimed that USB drives and phone chargers, given to world leaders at the G20 summit in Russia were 'Trojan horses' capable of sending data back to the Kremlin.
David Cameron did not receive one of the USB sticks, Downing Street insisted. 
But No 10 did not rule out the possibility that officials were given one of the pen drives that is said to have contained a Trojan horse programme allowing sensitive documents stored on laptops to be accessed. 
German secret services reportedly discovered that the gadgets, given out to all delegates at the meeting of world leaders in St Petersburg last month, were able to retrieve data for use by the Russians.

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