Title: OAKSTAR Weekly Update – 15 March 2013
Release Date: 2018-03-20
Document Date: 2013-03-01
Description: This internal NSA technical newsletter states that the source of information codenamed MONEYROCKET is collecting information on “senders and receivers of bitcoin” and users Liberty Reserve: see the Intercept article The NSA Worked To “track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal, 20 March 2018.
Document: TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN
OAKSTAR Weekly Update
Program Highlights Week of: March 9-15, 2013
Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52
Declassify On: 20320108
MONKEYROCKET: (U//FOUO) ODD received feedback from S21 that this access is
supplying collection on BITCOIN and LIBERTYRESERVE; 2 of the top 3 virtual
currencies they’re targeting. BitCoin is #1 priority, so your system is being heavily relied
upon for SIGDEV.
(S) OAKSTAR 2013 serialized product report totals: 372 reports and 2151 GISTs.
(S) There are no open/active REMEDY tickets for OAKSTAR.
MONKEYROCKET: Day 232
(U) 2013 = 1 report (they were 1 of 43 sources for the report, but hey, it’s the 1st).
(S//SI//REL) MARINA is transitioning to CLOUDRUNNER and our daily and
weekly metrics have hit another error. A new ticket has been created to address
this issue on 04March 2013 and updated 11 March 2013. Ticket number:
(TS//NF) No data on 11 March 2013 and we are working with engineering to pin
point the issue.
(TS//NF) SSG11 analysts have found value in the MONKEYROCKET access to
help track down senders and receivers of Bitcoins (a decentralized digital
currency system, wherein the units are known as Bitcoins or BTC.) (SNM)
(TS//NF) S2F214 is hoping to use the access for their mission of looking at
organized crime and cyber targets that utilize online e-currency services to move
and launder money. These illicit finance networks provide user access to
international monetary systems, while providing a high-degree of anonymity.
(SNM) - - -