Title: PTC Glossary

Release Date: 2014-11-25

Description: This undated screenshot from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki provides details of INCENSER, “a GERONTIC delivery from the NIGELLA access” – in other words, a supply of data arranged by Cable & Wireless from a rival company’s infrastructure: see the Süddeutsche Zeitung article Snowden-Leaks: How Vodafone-Subsidiary Cable & Wireless Aided GCHQ’s Spying Efforts, 25 November 2014. Download […]


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IMEI International Mobile Equipment Identity i.c. the serial number of the handset
IMINT IMagery INTclligcncc
LMSI International Mobile Subscriber Identity i.e. SIM card [Essentially the account number with the mobile phone company. Its seen when the phone attaches to the network and occasionally thereafter. The second most useful telephony selector followed by the IMEI1
INCENSER . . i: GERONTIC delivery from the NIGELLA access. Traffic is labelled TICKET WINDOW: Sigad DS-300, Pddg NC and ease notations The traffic can be viewed in XKS using the GCHO INCENSER database. INCENSER dataflow diagram
INMARSAT International Maritime Satellite. Tcrminals/handscts have 3 values associated with them but only 2 are worth targeting: 1. FTIN/Hex (a 6 figure hex value) 2. Telephone number (a 12-digit number starting 870) 3. Reverse Hex (a 6 figure hex value) not normally targctable


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