UK hacked Cisco Routers to monitor data in Pakistan. Former US insight contract worker Edward Snowden uncovered on Monday that UK government procured boundless measures of correspondences information from inside Pakistan by furtively hacking into switches produced by the US organization, Cisco.
In a meeting with BBC’s Panorama program, the informant said British spies can hack into telephones remotely with a basic instant message and make sound recordings or take photographs without proprietors knowing.
Snowden referring to Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) agency said:
“They want to own your phone instead of you”
UK Hacked Cisco Routers to Monitor Data in Pakistan, says Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden
Snowden guaranteed that GCHQ utilized a progression of capture attempt devices called “Smurf Suite”, after the blue toon characters, The Smurfs.
“Nosey Smurf” empowered spies to switch on a cell phone’s amplifier regardless of the possibility that the telephone was off, he guaranteed.
Different projects utilized by GCHQ were nicknamed “Tracker Smurf” and “Fantastic Smurf”, which permits telephones to be exchanged on and off remotely, Snowden said.
He said the instant message sent by GCHQ to obtain entrance to the telephone would not be seen by its proprietor.
He also mentioned: “It’s called an ‘exploit,When it arrives at your phone it’s hidden from you. It doesn’t display. You paid for it but whoever controls the software owns the phone.”