LONDON – Former United States intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has discovered that the united kingdom Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) agency had nonheritable huge amounts of communications information from within Pakistan by in secret hacking into routers factory-made by the United States company, Cisco.
In an interview with the BBC’s programme, Edward told the BBC’s Panorama that the united kingdom intelligence service GCHQ had the ability to hack into phones without their owners’ information. He same that the GCHQ might gain access to a phone by causing it an encrypted text message and use it for such things as taking photos and listening in.
According to British Broadcast programme, the united kingdom government had allowed to spy. The BBC same that the govt had declined to comment in line with usual policy on intelligence matters.
The former intelligence contractor spoke to Panorama in Moscow, wherever he fled in 2013 once leaky to the media details of intensive net and phone police investigation by his former leader, the United States National Security Agency (NSA).
He didn’t recommend that either GCHQ or the NSA were curious about mass-monitoring of citizens’ personal communications however same each agencies had invested with heavily in technology permitting them to hack smartphones. “They wish to possess your phone rather than you,” he said.
Snowden talked concerning GCHQ’s “Smurf Suite”, a group of secret intercept capabilities on an individual basis named once the small blue imps of Belgian cartoon fame. “Dreamy Smurf is that the power management tool which implies turning your phone on and off with you knowing,” he said.