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Old 8th February 2014
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Default Snowden documents show British digital spies use viruses and 'honey traps'

From http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02...d_honey_traps/

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At the start of this week, documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden detailed DDOS attacks on chatrooms by a British online intelligence unit dubbed the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG). Now he has released a new trove showing that JTRIG is about much more than purely online annoyances.

According to the documents, released to NBC News, JTRIG's role is to "deny, disrupt, degrade and deceive" by any means possible. These techniques include destroying an individual's computer with a custom virus dubbed "Ambassador's Reception", setting up social media honey traps to harvest embarrassing information, actively attacking companies online and off, and planting data on people's systems.
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Also see the article The New Snowden Revelation Is Dangerous for Anonymous — And for All of Us from Gabriella Coleman at wired.com.
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