The GCHQ have been at it again and this isn’t something they have been previously shy of. They have been targeting the employees of mobile communication and billing companies to gain access to their company computers. The way that they spied on them was by setting up fake pages on LinkedIn and other websites. Leaked documents reveal that the British surveillance service targeted security staff responsible for safeguarding networks across Europe. These claims are likely to cause further controversy among England’s allies coming just only a week after it was reported that the UK was spying on Germany via it’s embassy in Berlin.
Der Spiegel reported back in September that, according to a slide released by Snowden, GCHQ had hacked Belgacom, the Belgian telco, and planted malware on engineer’s computers through the use of a “quantum insert”: