@the_intercept GCHQ Top Secret Document Discloses Spy Unit in Cyberspace Researching Manipulation of Human Behaviour @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – LONDON:June.22:A top-secret document, disclosing how a spy unit in the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) operates within cyberspace, has for the first time been revealed by The Intercept.

A report, titled ‘Behavioural Science Support for JTRIGs Efforts and Online HUMINT [human intelligence] Operations’, written in 2011 by a psychologist, Mandeep K. Dhami, details the activities of the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group [JTRIG].

British and US spy agencies use reverse engineered software products under questionable legal authority to infiltrate networks and track users, media reported on Monday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US National Security Agency and the UK Government Communications Headquarters have worked to undermine computer security software, including Kaspersky Lab’s anti-virus programs, to infiltrate networks and track users.

“The spy agencies have reverse engineered software products, sometimes under questionable legal authority, and monitored web and email traffic in order to discreetly thwart anti-virus software and obtain intelligence from companies about security software and users of such software,” a report from The Intercept read.

The NSA and GCHQ in particular looked into breaching software produced by the Moscow-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab that protects more than 400 million people, according to the report.

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SWITZERLAND: ‘ Prosecutors open case on alleged spying on Iran’s Nuclear Program ‘

#AceNewsReport – #BreakingUpdate: SWIZERLAND:June.11: The Swiss Attorney General’s office has opened a criminal case into alleged spying on talks over Iran’s nuclear program, TASS reported.

The probe concerns unidentified actors involved in prohibited spying activities in Switzerland, said the office’s spokesman, Andre Marty. Kaspersky Lab earlier said it had uncovered a spy campaign targeting hotels that hosted the negotiations between Tehran and six world powers.

Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan on Wednesday denied a report that Israel carried out a cyber-espionage campaign targeting the hotels.

US officials have accused Israel of spying on the talks in the past, the Jerusalem Post said.

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