NSA and China Reportedly Spied On The United Nations

/ 5 years ago


Given all the recent revelations about the NSA you’d be surprised if you found out that there was something they weren’t spying on. The latest revelation by Der Spiegel indicates that the United Nations isn’t one of those things. The German newspaper reports that the NSA, as well as China, were both actively involved in spying on the United Nations’ internal video conferencing system.

This means that the NSA has now been recognised as spying on EU diplomats, foreign embassies and the United Nations. The NSA reportedly cracked the encryption code protecting the UN’s video conferencing system. After gaining access to the system the NSA increased the number decrypted communications from 12 to 458 so that monitoring of all communications became easier. However, the NSA weren’t the only ones up to some dubious business at the UN. China was also involved in a number of data breaches since 2004, from a Shanghai military unit. So far the UN has not commented on this incident but will probably launch an investigation into the incident later on this year.

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