New Snowden Leak Reveals ‘False Flag’ Attacks By British Intel Agents

abc_edward_snowden_2_jt_130609_msIn other news, water confirmed as wet, fire hot.

Via NBC:

British spies have developed “dirty tricks” for use against nations, hackers, terror groups, suspected criminals and arms dealers that include releasing computer viruses, spying on journalists and diplomats, jamming phones and computers, and using sex to lure targets into “honey traps.”

Documents taken from the National Security Agency by Edward Snowden and exclusively obtained by NBC News describe techniques developed by a secret British spy unit called the Joint Threat Research and Intelligence Group (JTRIG) as part of a growing mission to go on offense and attack adversaries ranging from Iran to the hacktivists of Anonymous. According to the documents, which come from presentations prepped in 2010 and 2012 for NSA cyber spy conferences, the agency’s goal was to “destroy, deny, degrade [and] disrupt” enemies by “discrediting” them, planting misinformation and shutting down their communications.

Both PowerPoint presentations describe “Effects” campaigns that are broadly divided into two categories: cyber attacks and propaganda operations. The propaganda campaigns use deception, mass messaging and “pushing stories” via Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and YouTube. JTRIG also uses “false flag” operations, in which British agents carry out online actions that are designed to look like they were performed by one of Britain’s adversaries.

Read the rest at NBC.

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  • American Cannibal

    Ooooopppsss!!! LOL!

    • Washichu Rehab

      cannibal huh? bullet in the head

      • American Cannibal

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        And the thyme
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  • BuzzCoastin

    the only way to stop the illegal use of the internet by governments
    is to shut down the internet
    or shut down the governments
    butt
    as long as the two exist
    this shit and much more like it will exist
    &
    none of this is new stuff
    only the manitude of it is now different

  • Hadrian999

    so we have confirmation that spies spy

  • notalent

    So, exclusively leaked to media behemoth NBC(GE/ComcastUniversal)……..

    “The documents do not specify whether the journalists would be aware or unaware that they were being used to funnel information.

    The executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Joel Simon, said that the revelation about “credential harvesting” should serve as a “wake up call” to journalists that intelligence agencies can monitor their communications. Simon also said that governments put all journalists at risk when they use even one for an intelligence operation.

    “All journalists generally are then vulnerable to the charge that they work at the behest of an intelligence agency,” said Simon.

    The journalist operation was never put into action, according to sources”

    Phewww!, We really dodged a bullet there, if State intelligence was ever able to partner with and influence the media, we might be in real trouble.

  • yianblewme

    I hate the term hacktivist alot

  • kowalityjesus

    I think the cure for this kind of thing is Rob Ford. Admitting to smoking crack is the first step to overcoming the threat of reputation blackmail. What a badass.

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