Title: GCSB has identified an MFA data link
Release Date: 2015-04-19
Document Date: 2013-04-01
Description: This short extract from an April 2013 NSA document describes a “verbal agreement” between GCSB and NSA to proceed with the FROSTBITE / BASILHAYDEN project to infiltrate a Chinese diplomatic data link: see the New Zealand Herald article Leaked papers reveal NZ plan to spy on China for US, 19 April 2015.
Document: (TS//SI//NF) New Zealand: GCSB has identified an MFA data link between the
Chinese Consulate and Chinese Visa Office in Auckland. NSA and GCSB have
verbally agreed to move forward with a cooperative passive and active effort on this
link. Formal coordination has begun on both sides and GCSB Is providing additional
technical data on the link to TAO.