Breaking: NSA conducts espionage on foreign targets
June 12, 2013 4:11 PM Subscribe
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In an interview with Hong Kong's South China Morning Post
, NSA leaker, Edward Snowden, claims that the US is "trying to bully the Hong Kong government"
into extraditing him, and provides new documents which describe the NSA's routine hacking of targets in Hong Kong and mainland China since 2009
, including regular access of large backbone networks.
Snowden claims that his disclosure of the new documents is intended to expose "the hypocrisy of the US government when it claims that it does not target civilian infrastructure, unlike its adversaries." Earlier this week, citing "a number of confidential sources," Foreign Policy reported that
(reg. reqd.; meta-piece from Business Insider
a highly secretive unit of the National Security Agency ... called the Office of Tailored Access Operations, or TAO, has successfully penetrated Chinese computer and telecommunications systems for almost 15 years