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The Chinese regime may have a new method up its sleeve to steal data. Rather than hacking networks and installing malware, it can merely divert global internet traffic through its own networks—allowing it to see, store, and steal whatever it likes.
For two hours on June 6, a large portion of mobile device traffic in Europe was diverted through systems controlled by China Telecom. According to ZDNet, the technical error was caused after the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which reroutes traffic at the internet service provider level, at Swiss data center company Safe Host leaked more than 70,000 routes to the Chinese internet service provider.
“Conveniently, China Telecom has 10 strategically placed, Chinese-controlled internet ‘points of presence’ (PoPs) across the internet backbone of North America,” the report said. During the 2015 breach, China Telecom hijacked internet data as it traveled through this infrastructure and redirected it to China for “malicious use.”
One such example the authors give is the diverting of routes between Canada and South Korean government sites. For six months beginning in February, 2016, internet traffic was diverted by China Telecom and routed through its PoP in Toronto, then forwarded to its PoP on the West Coast, then on to China and finally to South Korea. The shortest route for this traffic would normally have been Toronto to the United States to South Korea, the authors says. “That this pattern continued for six months is good evidence that this was no short term misconfiguration or temporary internet conditions disruption.”
originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
Two Major UK DECLAS type news headlines today:
1) OXFAM criticised over HAITI sex claims:
Oxfam has been severely criticised by the Charity Commission for the way it dealt with claims of serious sexual misconduct by its staff in Haiti.
The commission said the charity failed to spot signs of "poor behaviour" and did not report child abuse claims.
The Charity Commission said some of the organisation's failings amounted to mismanagement, prompting the regulator to issue Oxfam GB with an official warning.
Oxfam has also not been able to bid for Department for International Development funding pending the outcome of the 18-month Charity Commission investigation.
A whistleblower wrote an Oxfam internal report highlighting issues and was shut down by management. She's saying on BBC interview that of 120 interviews in Haiti, 10% reported seeing "survival sex" - i.e. Oxfam employees refusing help unless given sex!
2) MI5 criticised over unlawful use of data gathered:
The security service MI5 has been criticised by a government watchdog for "unlawful" storage and handling of large amounts of data.
In the High Court, the Investigatory Powers Commissioner said MI5 was effectively in "special measures" over its use of data obtained under warrants..
A ruling by Lord Justice Sir Adrian Fulford, who oversees MI5's use of data as Investigatory Powers Commissioner, revealed a "historical lack of compliance" with the law in the way it retained and deleted data.
Placing MI5 under "special measures" because the breaches were of "such gravity", the commissioner said that in future the security service will have to show its systems are fit for purpose "to a greater degree than usual" when applying for warrants.
BBC News TV discussion on it said that MI5 deliberately hid what they were doing from parliamentary scrutiny and even from the Prime Minister!
This is effectively showing the same activity occurring in the UK as by the FBI with FISA court warrants!! To my mind it highlights deep state through FVEY using same methods to avoid scrutiny and undermine US/UK privacy law.
In 1985, McAuliffe helped found the Federal City National Bank, a Washington, D.C.-based local bank. In January 1988, when McAuliffe was thirty years old, the bank's board elected McAuliffe as chairman, making him the youngest chairman in the United States Federal Reserve Bank's charter association.:75-76 In 1991, McAuliffe negotiated a merger with Credit International Bank, which he called his "greatest business experience." McAuliffe became the vice-chairman of the newly merged bank.
During the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, 2016, he and Hugh appeared with her at a rally in their childhood summer home of Scranton, Pennsylvania in April 2016. He otherwise kept a low profile during the campaign. The GreenTech Automotive matter reemerged in November 2017 when McAuliffe and Rodham were hit with a $17 million lawsuit from a group of thirty-two Chinese investors in it, charging fraud. However in April 2018 a federal judge dismissed both McAuliffe and Rodham from the case.