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Belgacom international traffic spied on by NSA - report

Monday 16 September 2013 | 10:50 CET | News
Belgacom has been hacked by the American security service NSA, Belgian paper De Standaard reports. A Dutch security consultant specialised in cybersecurity discovered advanced malware in the Belgian operator's infrastructure. Belgacom started an internal investigation after the US whistleblower Edward Snowden started disclosing the extent of the NSA's activities to collect foreign intelligence through telecom networks. Unnamed sources told the paper that NSA had likely been tapping international phone traffic running through Belgacom's subsidiary BICS for two years. Separately Belgacom

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