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    EU Investigating Report of Massive Hacking on Diplomatic Cables

    The European Union is investigating "a potential leak of sensitive information" following a report that hackers breached the blocís diplomatic communications network.




    Using techniques similar to those used by an elite unit of Chinaís Peopleís Liberation Army, hackers downloaded cables over a period of three years, according to the report by the New York Times published late Tuesday.


    In response, a spokeswoman for the European Council said Wednesday they were "aware of the allegations" and "actively investigating the issue."




    The alleged attack was discovered by U.S.-based cybersecurity firm Area 1 Security, and included thousands of cables that reveal concerns about Donald Trumpís administration, struggles dealing with Russia and China and Iranís nuclear risks.




    In one cable, European diplomats described a July meeting between U.S. President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin as ďsuccessful (at least for Putin),Ē the New York Times reported. In another, a detailed report quoted Chinaís President Xi Jinping in a meeting with European officials the same month as accusing Trump of "bullying" Beijing.


    The news comes as relations between Washington and Brussels remain tense over trade, but are aligning over concerns over possible espionage by China, enabled by telecoms equipment companies like Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.


    The hackers discovered by Area 1 allegedly breached the EUís system through a phishing campaign directed at diplomats in Cyprus, after which they obtained access to passwords for the EUís database of exchanges, the NYT said. A spokeswoman for Cyprus in Brussels didnít immediately respond to a request for comment.


    "The Council Secretariat does not comment on allegations nor on matters relating to operational security," a European Council spokeswoman said in her statement.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...lomatic-cables

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    What convenient timing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    the European Council said Wednesday they were "aware of the allegations" and "actively investigating the issue.
    Nah, just announce it's "highly likely". The ameristanis, UK, Japan, Oz and NZ don't need any stinking proof. Hearsay and innuendo rules, OK.

    I don't suppose Cyprus has recently installed a new Huawei telecoms system. Or has the UK base in Cyprus have a link to a leaky CISCO back door?

    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The alleged attack was discovered by U.S.-based cybersecurity firm Area 1 Security,


    A firm conveniently set up by two "ex" NSA bods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    What convenient timing.
    Why?

    The chinkies are always at it. They've been doing it for years.

    Nation state hacking.

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    ^

    Its just tit for tat, tit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The alleged attack was discovered by U.S.-based cybersecurity firm Area 1 Security, and included thousands of cables that reveal concerns about Donald Trump’s administration, struggles dealing with Russia and China and Iran’s nuclear risks.
    In one cable, European diplomats described a July meeting between U.S. President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin as “successful (at least for Putin),”
    So, not just the hacking has been revealed, but what was hacked, meaning the US has a copy of all those cables, too.
    I'd love it if there was some embarrassing shit on Trump that comes to light.





    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    convenient timing.
    What would be really really convenient timing would be the peepee tapes being "hacked/discovered".

    When will someone start a GoFundMe page titled, "Reward for anyone who releases the peepee tape". Should raise millions.

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