Snowden leak suggests UK was spying on Belgian telecom
When Belgian prosecutors steered that Belgacom was the goal of overseas espionage, many blamed the NSA — it has a historical past of snooping on different nations, in any case. These accusations might have been off the mark, nevertheless. Der Spiegel has revealed paperwork leaked by Edward Snowden which trace that the UK’s Authorities Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) was accountable. The intelligence company reportedly tricked key Belgacom employees into visiting a malware-loaded web site that hijacked their PCs. GCHQ might then spy on smartphones, map the community and examine safe VPN connections. Neither Belgacom nor Belgium has responded to this newest Snowden leak, however we would not be stunned if the obvious proof hastens their investigation.