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US intelligence agencies intervened in the presidential election campaigns around the world

US intelligence agencies intervened in the presidential election campaigns around the world

by sigismund » 2016-08-08 12:01:26


since 1952, the NSA was spying on various elections, politicians, presidents, and even whole countries.


Currently, the world's attention focused on the presidential elections in the United States and the so-called "Russian trace" in the attack on the servers of the National Committee of the US Democratic party. However, according to leaked classified documents from the national security Agency of the United States, the Obama administration has repeatedly sanctioned the conduct of large-scale cyber operations in espionage with presidential companies around the world, including in allied, writes the news Agency Reuters.

The USA is one of the most aggressive Nations in terms of cyber warfare and cyber espionage, the Agency said. Since 1952, the NSA was spying on various elections, politicians, presidents, and even whole countries – in the same way as other countries, including Russia, do to US.

Today, the United States conducts a lot of operations in cyberspace, including cyber espionage aimed at candidates for the presidency. For example, according to former U.S. intelligence officer Edward Snowden, in 2012, the NSA used advanced software to track the leading presidential candidate of Mexico, Enrique peña Nieto and his assistants. Two years earlier, the secret service launched an operation, called FLATLIQUID for spying Nieto's predecessor – the then President Felipe Calderon. According to the published Snowden documents, in the course of the campaign the staff of intelligence service gained access to a mailbox Calderon.

As indicated in the documents, the NSA is interested in spying on all Internet users. In particular, one of the secret operations of intelligence agencies under the code name TreasureMap involves "the ability to create an interactive map of the global Internet in real time", which will display any device anywhere in the world. Another operation, called Turbine, included the imperceptible introduction of "million copies" of malware into computer systems around the world to commit espionage or cyber attacks.

In fact, the U.S. is the only country that ever started a real cyber war, Reuters reports. We are talking about the operation called "Olympic games" against Iran's nuclear facilities. The operation resulted in total were destroyed 1 thousand centrifuges and temporarily disrupted nuclear facilities Detense.
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