GCHQ Belgium hacking claim 'has to be probed'
Guest@ | PATH: /reblog/politics/gchq-belgium-hacking...

GCHQ Belgium hacking claim 'has to be probed'


From BBC website

Labour's Claude Moraes said it was "only natural" there was an inquiry.

Britain said the EU did not have the power to investigate. GCHQ says it works within a strict legal framework.

The head of GCHQ, Sir Iain Lobban, did not turn up to give evidence at Thursday's European Parliamentary Inquiry, which is tasked with investigating the extent of the alleged electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens.

'Unusual allegation'

Representatives from Belgacom, which provides internet services and telecommunications across Belgium including to the EU and its institutions, did attend Thursday's inquiry.

Geert Stadaert, vice president of the firm, told the inquiry its experts "sounded the alarm about anomalies in Belgacom's networks" in June.

The company said it had discovered malicious software in its systems.

Mr Stadaert said Belgacom had no information about the perpetrator or the motive.

To continue reading click here

Other recent posts in /reblog/politics...


Free Palestine rally 19th July 2014

My perspective of the days events and a highlighting of the solidarity and unity of the people fighting for a common and lust cause

How food giants sweet talk ministers

By Daniel Martin 2nd February 2014 The food industry lobby has been given unprecedented access to the heart of government, a Daily Mail investigation has found.

Britain's war on drugs 'unwinnable', says Nick Clegg

By Steven Swinford 4th February 2014 Deputy Prime Minister says Liberal Democrats will publish alternative strategy this year after completing study of decriminalisation in Uruguay and some US states.