NSA and GCHQ targeted WikiLeaks and supporters
Posted on 18 February 2014.
Newly analyzed documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's trove point to the US NSA and the UK GCHQ targeting WikiLeaks, its supporters and other activists, and trying to designate WikiLeaks as a "malicious foreign actor" so that they could use electronic surveillance against them without having to worry whether they are simultaneously surveilling US citizens.

The documents apparently reveal, among other things, that:
  • The GCHQ collected the IP addresses of visitors to the WikiLeaks website
  • The US Army was scheming to destroy WikiLeaks
  • The Obama administration tried to convince several allied foreign governments to file criminal charges against Julian Assange for the publishing over 70,000 classified documents covering the war in Afghanistan
  • That there were discussions about targeting the Pirate Bay and Anonymous hacktivists.
For more details, for (finally!) published documents, and for reactions to the revelations, I suggest visiting the newly established The Intercept.









Spotlight

Social threat intelligence

There's been an explosion of companies that realized threat intelligence was the next frontier. ThreatStream talks about threat intelligence, how it works, and what we can expect in the near future.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Tue, May 5th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //