TAO Operation Flatliquid - NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email

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posted on Oct, 20 2013 @ 05:52 AM
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Hot off the press from the Snowden files, the NSA has been reading the Mexican Presidents email and infiltrated their entire computer network. I still think the NSA is reading the email of key US political figures. If so, I wish they would just come out with it already.



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."

This operation, dubbed "Flatliquid," is described in a document leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, which SPIEGEL has now had the opportunity to analyze.



Fresh Leak on US Spying: NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email
edit on 20-10-2013 by elouina because: (no reason given)




posted on Oct, 20 2013 @ 10:48 AM
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Yeah I know this isn't the biggest of the Snowden leaks. But I feel that it does show just what the NSA is capable of. I wouldn't be surprised if they have a special program out there just for our congress.



posted on Oct, 20 2013 @ 10:56 AM
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elouina
I still think the NSA is reading the email of key US political figures.


I think you're correct on this one. Most likely the NSA has a little "TAO" set up on everyone with an email like somebody@somewhere.gov. Then they just use their algo's to copy each one into a special storage location. From there an agent can look into whoever they want.





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