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Assessment of Intelligence Opportunity – Juniper

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Release Date: 2015-12-23 Document Date: 2011-02-03
This GCHQ report dated 3 February 2011 and written by a seconded NSA staff member, alludes to the agencies’ capabilities against 13 models of firewalls produced by Juniper Networks, Inc: see the Intercept article NSA Helped British Spies Find Security Holes In Juniper Firewalls, 23 December 2015.
TOP SECRET STRAP1 ASSESSMENT OF INTELLIGENCE OPPORTUNITY - JUNIPER 03 February 2011 Executive Summary Background • Juniper Networks, Inc. headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA is...
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Mobile apps doubleheader: BADASS Angry Birds

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Release Date: 2015-01-17
This undated joint GCHQ/CSEC presentation provides an overview of “exploring and exploiting leaky mobile apps”: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
Mobile apps doubleheader: BADASS Angry Birds From 6 weeks to 6 minutes: protocols exploitation in a rapidly changing world Exploring and Exploiting Leaky Mobile Apps with BADASS GTE/GCHQ GA...
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PullThrough Steering Group Meeting #16

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Release Date: 2015-09-25 Document Date: 2008-02-29
This set of GCHQ minutes from 29 February 2008 describes a set of tools that were under development at that point, including the metadata analysis tool KARMA POLICE: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
pull-through-steering-group-minutes-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET STRAP1 THQ/1202THQ/1900/0058 29 February 2008 PullThrough Steering Group Meeting #16 29 February 2008. Distribute to: In...
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PCS Harvesting at Scale

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Release Date: 2015-02-19 Document Date: 2010-04-27
This April 2010 GCHQ report proposes an automated approach to seizing large numbers of mobile phone encryption keys: see the Intercept article The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle, 19 February 2015.
TOP SECRET STRAP 1 Reference: OPC-TDSD/TECH/21 Date: 27th April 2010 PCS Harvesting at Scale (OPC-TDSD) (OPC-TDSD) (OPC-CAP) (OPC-TDSD) Summary This report explores the ...
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CCNE Jan10-Mar10 Trial

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Release Date: 2015-02-19
These six slides from 2010 GCHQ presentation outline the results of a trial operation to acquire SIM encryption keys: see the Intercept article The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle, 19 February 2015.
where-are-these-keys.pdf: TOP SECRET STRAP 1 Where are these keys? Keys live on the SIM card in the phone They also need to be present on the mobile network; are kept carefully protecte...
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Intrusion Analysis / JeAC

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Release Date: 2015-06-22 Document Date: 2008-07-23
This GCHQ document, last updated on 23 July 2008, provides information about the agency’s systems for detecting network threats and authorisation procedures: see the Intercept article Spies Hacked Computers Thanks to Sweeping Secret Warrants, Aggressively Stretching U.K. Law, 22 June 2015.
SECRET STRAP1 Intrusion Analysis/JeAC The IA team conducts all-source analysis both of emerging and current electronic attack types. It forms part of the Joint Electronic Attack Cell (JeAC)...
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ISA-94: Application for renewal of warrant GPW/1160 in respect of activities which involve the modification of commercial software

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Release Date: 2015-06-22 Document Date: 2008-06-13
This GCHQ application for warrant renewal from June 2008 shows that the agency has been engaged in the reverse engineering of commercial antivirus software for the purposes of facilitating its hacking operations: see the Intercept article Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ Attacks, 22 June 2015.
TOP SECRET STRAP2 UK EYES ONLY Date: 13 June 2008 GCHQ Reference: A/9014/9105/55 Sian MacLeod Mariot Leslie Foreign Secretary ISA-94: APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF WARRANT GPW/1160 IN...
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Belgacom_connections

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Release Date: 2014-12-13
This undated GCHQ screenshot, which appears to be from a map viewer called CARBON ROD, shows the international connections that made Belgacom a desirable target for the agnecy: see the Intercept article Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco, 13 December 2014.
Meteor Mobile Telecommunications bmited ITS Gn\bH; Germ; VO D AF 0 M E_U K_AS N VodaTo ASN-BICS UK PXket Backboj ier Services fBtepmblic- FRANCÍ sipska; Herzei 'elek&miini...
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GCHQ NAC Business Review – January to March 2011

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Release Date: 2014-12-13 Document Date: 2011-01-01
This extract from a 2011 GCHQ Network Analysis Centre document details progress in the operation against Belgian telecommunications company Belgacom in the first quarter of 2011: see the Intercept article Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco, 13 December 2014.
Successful MyNOC surge effort against GRX Operators, that enhanced network knowledge of the various operators, their customer sets, knowledge of and access to both encrypted and unencrypted GRX ...
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Making Network Sense of the encryption problem

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Release Date: 2014-12-13 Document Date: 2011-01-01
This 2011 presentation by the head of GCHQ’s Network Analysis Centre outlines the agency’s interest in exploiting telecommunications companies, namely to “get at the data before it is encrypted”: see the Intercept article Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco, 13 December 2014.
TOP SECRET STRAP 2 // REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL ------m/\cz NETWORK ^IM^ySIS CSfSJTRe Making Network Sense of the encryption problem Roundtable Head of GCHQ NAC This info...
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QUANTUMTHEORY

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Release Date: 2014-03-12 Document Date: 2010-01-01
This presentation from the 2010 SIGDEV Conference describes the contribution made by GCHQ to the development of Quantum techniques: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware, 12 March 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 SIGDEV: Discovery in the Cyber Ag> TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 (U) Clas...
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GCHQ NAC Business Review – January to March 2012

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Release Date: 2014-12-13 Document Date: 2012-01-01
This extract from a 2012 GCHQ document details progress in the operation against Belgian telecommunications company Belgacom in the first quarter of 2012: see the Intercept article Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco, 13 December 2014.
CNE Access to BELGACOM GRX Operator: (GREEN) This work continues to be very productive with the CNE EREPO team providing new requirements for the NAC to help steer and support their operation.
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GCHQ NAC Business Review – April to June 2011

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Release Date: 2014-12-13 Document Date: 2011-02-01
This extract from a 2011 GCHQ document details progress in the operation against Belgian telecommunications company Belgacom in the second quarter of 2011: see the Intercept article Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco, 13 December 2014.
CNE Access to BELGACOM GRX Operator: (GREEN) Following the successful NAC MyNOC OP SOCIALIST to provide CNE access to the BELGACOM GRX Operator (MERION ZETA), the NAC have continued to provide a...
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Mobile Networks in MyNOC World

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Release Date: 2014-12-13 Document Date: 2011-01-01
This GCHQ presentation from 2011 provides the background to the agency’s hacking attack on Belgacom: see the Intercept article Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco, 13 December 2014. gchq-mobile-networks-in-my-noc-world
TOP SECRET STRAP 2 Mobile Networks in World Head of GCHQ NAC n/\c This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and may be subject to exemptio...
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Automated NOC Detection

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Release Date: 2014-12-13 Document Date: 2011-01-01
This 2011 presentation, created by GCHQ’s Network Analysis Centre describes new techniques for gathering reconnaissance on the IT personnel of targeted organisations (their “Network Operations Centres”), using Belgacom as an example in several slides: see the Intercept article Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco, 13 December 2014. Download […]
TOP SECRET STRAP 2 Automated NOC Detection , Head of GCHQ NAC Senior Network Analyst, CSEC NAC n/\c This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act ...
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Satellite Transport Knowledge

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Release Date: 2014-09-14
This undated GCHQ document reporting on the activities of its installation at Bude in Cornwall, describes the infiltration of three German satellite comnunications providers, Stellar, Cetel and IABG. The document includes server details, network graphs, customer login details and the personal details of network engineers: see the Intercept article New Zealand Launched Mass Surveillance Project […]
TOP SECRET STR A PI iijj Çjp ■ GCHQ Bude Sigint Development NAC BUDE Partnership SATELLITE TELEPORT KNOWLEDGE Contents UStellar Auton om ou s Sy ste m : 35207 IP Ranges: ...
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Software reverse engineering

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Release Date: 2015-06-22 Document Date: 2008-07-15
This GCHQ document last updated on 15 June 2008 describes the purpose of the agency’s attempts to reverse engineer commercial antivirus software: see the Intercept article Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ Attacks, 22 June 2015.
TOP SECRET Software Reverse Engineering Network Defence performs reverse engineering both of malicious and of non- malicious code - i.e,.code is translated from machine-readable to human-re...
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OP HIGHLAND FLING – Event Log

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Release Date: 2015-09-25
This undated page from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki shows some of the background to the agency’s attack on Dutch SIM manufacturer Gemalto, specifically the harvesting of facebook cookies associated with the firm’s staff: see the Intercept article Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users’ Online Identities, 25 September 2015.
op-highland-fling-event-log-p1-normal.gif: TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT The maximum classification allowed on GCWiki is TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT. Click to report inappropriate content. For GCW...
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Mobile Theme Briefing

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Release Date: 2014-01-27 Document Date: 2010-05-28
Six slides from a 28 May 2010 GCHQ presentation on intercepting mobile phone data, describing the agency’s many tools for compromising individual handsets and weaknesses within national networks and international roaming exchanges (GRXs). Note that these are the first versions of these documents to be released online: see the Guardian article NSA and GCHQ target […]
SECRET STRAP 1 MOBILE THEME BRIEFING MAY 28 2010 MORE - mobile technologies, networks, signals & locations FASTER - developments against new mobile internet applications BETTER - ...
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GCHQ NAC Business Review – July to September 2011

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Release Date: 2014-12-13 Document Date: 2011-01-01
This extract from a 2011 GCHQ document details progress in the operation against Belgian telecommunications company Belgacom in the third quarter of 2011: see the Intercept article Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco, 13 December 2014.
CNE Access to BELGACOM GRX Operator: (GREEN) Following the successful NAC MyNOC OP SOCIALIST to provide CNE access to the BELGACOM GRX Operator (MERION ZETA), the NAC have continued to provide a...
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NAC 2Q 2011 Business Plan Review

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Release Date: 2015-04-02 Document Date: 2011-09-08
This short extract from a GCHQ Network Analysis Centre report covering the period July-September 2011 describes “offensive cyber operations” against Iran, Argentina and Libya: see the Intercept article Britain Used Spy Team to Shape Latin American Public Opinion on Falklands, 2 April 2015.
TOP SECRET STRAP1 AUS/CAN/NZ/UK/US EYES ONLY \ 2Q NAC Business Plan Review July - September 2011 network >'N>n_,=*5i5 centre ,.A - . TOP SECRET STRAP1 AUS/CAN/NZ/UK/US EYES ONLY ...
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What’s the worst that could happen?

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Release Date: 2016-02-02 Document Date: 2010-03-01
This GCHQ document from March 2010 presents a checklist of factors analysts should consider before going ahead with an operation to infiltrate a communications network, by physical or other means. Among the concerns raised is the risk that British actions may enable US authorities to conduct operations “which we would not consider permissible”: see the […]
TOP SECRET STRAP 1 What’s the worst that could happen? This document contains examples of specific risk which may affect operations and which may need to be considered when writing submissi...
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GCHQ NAC Business Review – October to December 2011

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Release Date: 2014-12-13 Document Date: 2011-01-01
This extract from a 2011 GCHQ document details progress in the operation against Belgian telecommunications company Belgacom in the final quarter of 2011: see the Intercept article Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco, 13 December 2014.
CNE Access to BELGACOM GRX Operator: (GREEN) This work has been very successful and has enabled not only CNE but also Crypt Ops by identifying a large number of VPN exploitation opportunities. T...

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