Der Spiegel: NSA Hacked Mexican President’s E-Mail

Systematic spying had been going on for years

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Updated Sunday, Oct. 20, 4:42 p.m.

One of the documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and now analyzed by Der Spiegel, reveals that the NSA has been systematically spying on the Mexican government for years.

In 2010, then President Felipe Calderón’s e-mail was accessed during an operation dubbed Flatliquid, a discovery likely to rankle relations between the U.S. and Mexico. A top-secret report reveals that the U.S. “successfully exploited a key mail server.”

This comes on the heels of news that Snowden has more sensitive information to share, as Reuters reported earlier this week. That’s according to Snowden’s father Lon, who visited his son in Russia last week for the first time since the leaker of classified U.S. secrets had been granted temporary asylum there for one year.

“He’s comfortable, he’s happy, and he’s absolutely committed to what he has done,” Snowden’s father told reporters at John F. Kennedy International Airport after returning from a weeklong visit to Moscow to see his son.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the country would continue to offer sanctuary to Snowden as long as he does not continue his anti-U.S. activities.

[Der Spiegel]

3 comments
CrowdsGather
CrowdsGather

Good Lord, I hope so! How else will we trace their plans to get their people across our borders illegally.  that planning is actually being done at the highest levels of the Mexican government which is even sponsoring those that cross by publishing information about how to get and stay in the US illegally..

danzaxe69
danzaxe69

nothing will ever change until the citizens unite and literally break the back of the govt

falcon269
falcon269

Can Snowden get a job with the KGB? He could have a field day with those secrets. Maybe he will make a film with Gerard Depardieu as long as income tax rates are low.


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