Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:09 PM
rachel1 (538 posts)
U.S. Government Hacked Nicolas Sarkozy, Former France President's, Office In 2012, l'Express Claims
The United States government reportedly hacked into the office of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy shortly before he was voted out of office earlier this year, according to French newsmagazine l'Express.
France's cyberwar agency reportedly made the discovery after a major security breach in May , which, l'Express says, was caused by a "very powerful worm" developed jointly by the American and Israeli governments, called "Flame."
Translated from l'Express:
Very sophisticated, can collect the files on a machine, take screen shots and even activate the microphone on a computer to record the conversations," explains Vitaly Kamluk, expert on this topic. The design demands a lot of money and human resources that only a big country can mobilize. Or even two: According to the anglo-saxon press, the worm would have been created by an American-Israeli team, and initially targeted countries in the Middle East (Iran, Egypt).
That's quite an accusation to make although I wouldn't be surprised at all if it was proven true.
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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:41 PM
leveymg (36,418 posts)
2. The Israelis routinely spy on us, as well. Behind China and Russia, they are the most active
hackers and data harvesters in the US and globally. http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/former-u-s-officials-say-cia-considers-israel-to-be-mideast-s-biggest-spy-threat-1.454189