Snowden Claims US And British Spies Secretly Hacked Mobile SIM Cards WorldwideBy Fergal Gallagher, Tech Times | http://www.techtimes.com/articles/34282/20150220/edward-snowden-nsa-gchq-gemalto-encryption.htm >>Revelations from Edward Snowden detail how a joint operation between National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) illegally accessed a large proportion of the world's cellular conversations by hacking into Gemalto's systems, seemingly undetected.
Recent days have been marked by a record number of news stories regarding the US and its allies trying to establish total control over Internet users.
On February 16, researchers at the Moscow-based security group Kaspersky Lab announced the discovery of the ultimate virus which has virtually infected all spheres of military and civilian computing in more than 40 countries around the world. They’ve managed to discover a piece of malware that must have been installed on hard disks while they were still being manufactured, and due to its complexity and a certain number of features that it shares with Stuxnet, it’s safe to assume that it was created by US secret services.
On February 18, The Guardian confirmed that for the last 7 years Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) had been sharing personal intelligence data en masse with America’s national security agencies, regardless of the fact that it had interceptedmillions of foreign citizens’ conversations. The ruling of a UK court clearly suggests that these actions were illegal on top of being carried out in violation of the the European Convention on Human Rights.