NSA hacked Mexican president’s email

Der Spiegel reports: The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. It hacked into the president’s public email account and gained deep insight into policymaking and the political system. The news is likely to hurt ties between the US and Mexico.

The National Security Agency (NSA) has a division for particularly difficult missions. Called “Tailored Access Operations” (TAO), this department devises special methods for special targets.

That category includes surveillance of neighboring Mexico, and in May 2010, the division reported its mission accomplished. A report classified as “top secret” said: “TAO successfully exploited a key mail server in the Mexican Presidencia domain within the Mexican Presidential network to gain first-ever access to President Felipe Calderon’s public email account.”

According to the NSA, this email domain was also used by cabinet members, and contained “diplomatic, economic and leadership communications which continue to provide insight into Mexico’s political system and internal stability.” The president’s office, the NSA reported, was now “a lucrative source.” [Continue reading…]

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  1. Norman

    Well, there you have it folks, the NSA peeks at the E-Mail. of everyone, including the “O”. That’s right, even him. No wonder the country is going down the toilet, every body is blackmailed by the ones in charge. They should change the name of this country to the United Crime Inc. After all, Congress is bought and paid for by the Israeli Mafia, the “O” is the same by Wall Street, the Courts don’t seem to what they used to be, and the dumb taxpayer is screwed blue and tattooed by the one percent.

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