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Tor: Overview of Existing Techniques

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Release Date: 2014-12-28 Document Date: 2012-01-01
This undated GCHQ presentation indicates the agency’s Tor research efforts as of 2012: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security, 28 December 2014.
TOP SECRET STRAP1 Tor: Overview of Existing Techniques (15 minutes) TOP SECRET STRAP 1 C! X R «two THIS INCDRHftTION IS EXEMPT UNDER THE FREEDOM QC I hJTOR M ATIG R FTF n -SV “Q A ...
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A potential technique to deanonymise users of the TOR network (presentation)

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Release Date: 2014-12-28
This undated GCHQ presentation proposes a deanonymisation attack against Tor users based on the collection of data from exit nodes owned by the agency: see the Der Spiegel story Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security, 28 December 2014.
UK TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT A potential technique to deanonymise users of the TOR network OPC-MCR, GCHQ This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 20...
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FININT Tasking

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Release Date: 2017-09-23 Document Date: 2012-04-24
This page from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki, dated 24 April 2012 describes procedures for searching through financial data retained by the agency, and cites examples of some of its sources: see the Intercept article Airport Police Demanded An Activist’s Passwords. He Refused. Now He Faces Prison In The UK, 23 September 2017.
TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT The maximum classification allowed on GCWiki is TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT. Click to report inappropriate content. For GCWiki help contact: webteam RUSSETT Support pag...
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PRESTON Business Processes

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Release Date: 2016-06-07 Document Date: 2007-05-08
This GCHQ document dated 8 May 2007 provides technical information about PRESTON, the British system for intercepting the communications of targets under warrant: see the Intercept article Facing Data Deluge, Secret U.K. Spying Report Warned of Intelligence Failure, 7 June 2016.
SECRET STRAP 1 PRESTON Business Processes Sigmod/00003CPO/4502/SIG010900/23 8 May 2007 PRESTON Business Processes Version 1.0 Synopsis The purpose of this document is to present ...
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Transnational DNI Training

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Release Date: 2018-03-01
This undated NSA instructional presentation, along with instructor’s notes, provides a briefing on metadata sharing between the Five Eyes: see the Intercept article How London’s 7/7 Bombings Led to “Unprecedented” Surveillance Tactics, 1 March 2018.
TOPSECRET//COMINT/REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 (U) Instructional Content/Activities (U) Instructor Notes - (U) This lesson will provide you with an overview of sensitive ...
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Counterterrorism Analytic Working Group Meets in Madrid

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2007-08-01
This 2007 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter describes the 11th annual meeting of the Sigint Seniors Counterterrorism (SISECT) Analytic Working Group (AWG), which focused on terrorists’ use of the internet: see the Intercept article The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (TS//SI//REL) Counterterrorism Analytic Working Group Meets in Madrid FROM: Foreign ...
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Linguistic Resource Sharing in Asia Pacific Takes Step Forward

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2007-05-11
This 2007 post from the NSA’s internal SIDToday newsletter describes CRUSHED ICE, a new tool for sharing terrorist voice communications between members of the Sigint Seniors Asia group: see the Intercept article The Powerful Global Spy Alliance You Never Knew Existed, 1 March 2018.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (S//SI//REL) Linguistic Resource Sharing in Asia-Pacific Region Takes Step Forward FROM: ...
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GCHQ Cyprus

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Release Date: 2015-08-03
This two-page extract from a longer, undated, GCHQ document describing its presence in Cyprus, states that “Under the ECHELON Agreement, NSA provides 50% of the funding for the SOUNDER Comsat facility”: see the Intercept article GCHQ and Me: My Life Unmasking British Eavesdroppers, 3 August 2015.
TOP SECRET STRAP1 Technical Capability 24. Improve Mission Management to ensure efficient use of our Sigint resources. The UK hubs/Access Services will continue to simplify and improve per...
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Artemis DGO and DOC Special

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Release Date: 2016-06-07 Document Date: 2009-01-01
This extract from a 2009 GCHQ presentation includes a report on PRESTON, the agency’s programme for intercepting the communications of individuals or organisations who are subject to surveillance warrants. The report found that, in one six-month period, 97% of such communications had not been viewed by the authorities: see the Intercept article Facing Data Deluge, […]
TOP SECRET STRAP 1 DGO and DOC Special TOP SECRET STRAP 1 This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and may be subject to exemption under other...
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JTAC Attack Methodology Team

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Release Date: 2015-05-18 Document Date: 2011-09-08
This page taken from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki, last updated on 8 September 2011 notes that the agency’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre was involved in analysis of material seized in the raid on bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound: see the Intercept article What the Snowden Files Say About the Osama Bin Laden Raid, 18 May 2015.
• Mv contributions Navigation • Main Page • Help Pages • Wikipedia Mirror • Ask Me About... • Random page • Reeent ehanges • Report a Problem • Contacts . GCWeb Sear...
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Reverse Engineering

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Release Date: 2015-06-22 Document Date: 2011-11-18
This page taken from GCHQ’s internal GCWiki, last modified on 18 November 2011, provides some basic information on the agency’s reverse engineering efforts: see the Intercept article Spies Hacked Computers Thanks to Sweeping Secret Warrants, Aggressively Stretching U.K. Law, 22 June 2015.
Reverse Engineering - GCWiki UK SECRET The maximum classification allowed on GCWiki is TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT. Click to report inappropriate content. For GCWiki help contact: webteam R...
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Behavioural Science Support for JTRIG’s (Joint Threat Research and Intelligence Group’s) Effects and Online HUMINT Operations

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Release Date: 2015-04-02 Document Date: 2011-03-10
These extracts from a GCHQ paper dated 10 March 2011 provide an indication of the agency’s ongoing effects (misinformation) and “online HUMINT” operations: see the Intercept article Britain Used Spy Team to Shape Latin American Public Opinion on Falklands, 2 April 2015.s
TOP SECRET Behavioural Science Support for JTRIG’s (Joint Threat Research and Intelligence Group’s) Effects and Online HUMINT Operations PhD Human Systems Group, Information Management ...
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JFK Assassination Records Classification/Declassification Guide Number: 385-00

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Release Date: 2017-10-25 Document Date: 2000-06-23
This classification guide from 2000 shows that aspects of NSA investigations related to the Kennedy assassination were still classed as top secret, decades later: see the Intercept article NSA Concealed Records on JFK Assassination for Decades, 25 October 2017.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL//20291123 (U) JFK ASSASSINATION RECORDS CLASSIFICATION/ DECLASSIFICATION GUIDE NUMBER: 385-00 (U) PUBLICATION DATE: 23 JUNE 2000 (U) PRO...
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GCSB access

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Release Date: 2015-03-06 Document Date: 2011-01-01
This extract from a 2011 GCHQ document indicates that the agency had access to satellite and full take data from South Pacific sources collected by New Zealand’s GCSB via XKeyScore: see the New Zealand Herald article The price of the Five Eyes club: Mass spying on friendly nations, 5 March 2015.
I edit! GCSB access For GCSB access GCSB have given us access to their XKS deployments at IRONS AND ; a GCSB comsat site, which is rich in data for the South Pacific region. Specifically we can...
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Iran – Current Topics, Interaction with GCHQ

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Release Date: 2015-02-10 Document Date: 2013-04-12
This NSA talking points memo dated 12 April 2013 notes that Iran “has demonstrated a clear ability to learn from the capabilities and actions of others”: see the Intercept article NSA Claims Iran Learned from Western Cyberattacks, 10 February 2015.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN (U) Topic: Iran - Current Topics, Interaction with GCHQ (U) Director's Talking Points: * (TS//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) Emphasize that we have successfully worked mu...
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Primary FORNSAT Collection Operations

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
This undated NSA slide provides the locations of FORNSAT sites run by the agency and its Five Eyes partners worldwide: see the Der Spiegel article The NSA in Germany: Snowden’s Documents Available for Download, 18 June 2014.
.fc-L' 11K: ¿UribtA I---. :RET//CDMINT//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, and NZLy/Xl JIMKKNIPB Yakima TI M BE RU N E S ugar Grove CORALINE Sabena Seca, Geraldto S...
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Black Budget entry on Foreign Partner Access

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Release Date: 2014-06-18
This 4-page excerpt from the 2013 Black Budget describes the two elements of NSA’s Foreign Partner Access operations – RAMPART-A and WINSTSTOP – together with their funding: see the Intercept article How Secret Partners Expand NSA’s Surveillance Dragnet, 18 June 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN (U) SPECIAL SOURCE ACCESS (U) FOREIGN PARTNER ACCESS This Exhibit is SECRET//NOFORN FY 20111 Actual FY 2012 Enacted FY 2013 Request FY 2012 - FY 201...
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Good Chemistry: NSA Hosts Largest-Ever International CBW Analyst Conference

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-11-09
The NSA held a conference for analysts from the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia who work on intelligence relating to chemical and biological weapons.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (C) Good Chemistry: NSA Hosts Largest-Ever International CBW Analyst Conference FROM: SIGINT ...
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THIEVING MAGPIE – Using on-board GSM/GPRS to track targets

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Release Date: 2014-05-13 Document Date: 2012-01-01
These slides from a 2012 GCHQ presentation outline the progress the agency has made in intercepting mobile phone calls made on board commercial aircraft: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.
THIEVING MAGPIE Using on-board GSM/GPRS services to track targets TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY STRAP 1 This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Infor ____...
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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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Cyber Offensive Session: Pushing the Boundaries and Action Against Hactivism

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Release Date: 2014-02-25
This undated GCHQ presentation outlines some of the tactics employed in the agency’s Effects operations: see the Intercept article How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations, 25 February 2014.
Cyber Offsensive Session: Pushing the Boundaries and Action Against Hacktivism | name redacted |- Serious Crime Effects, GCHQ I NAME REDACTED ~\ - JTRIG, GCHQ JTRIG TOP SECRET//COMIN...
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Manhunting Timeline 2010

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Release Date: 2014-02-18
This NSA wiki page details “the start of an international effort to focus the legal element of national power upon non-state actor [WikiLeaks editor Julian] Assange, and the human network that supports WikiLeaks”: see the Intercept article: Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks and Its Supporters, 18 February 2014.
manhunting.png: Page Otscussion Read Edit Page history Search (U) Manhunting Timeline 2010 ____________rrrr£ > TOP SECRET//SI/TK//NOFORN Main article: Manhunting See also: Manhu...
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Stress Doesn't Live Here

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-02-18
Two NSA integrees at GCHQ report on life in a village outside of Cheltenham, England, where "it is nearly impossible to hold on to any feelings of stress."
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Stress Doesn't Live Here FROM: NSA integrees at GCHQ Run Date: 02/18/2005 NSA'ers worki...
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All EYES on the Counterintelligence Conference

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-03-25
The second Five Eyes conference on counterintelligence issues presented a "marked change" from the first conference in attitude and productivity.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U//FOUO) All EYES on the Counterintelligence Conference FROM: Mary Jo Coyner Production Mana...
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'Fourth of July Abroad' Tales (part 2)

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Release Date: 2017-09-13 Document Date: 2005-07-01
SIDtoday readers tell more stories about Fourth of July celebrations overseas.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) 'Fourth of July Abroad' Tales (part 2) FROM: SIGINT Communications Unknown Run Date: 07/0...
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Monthly Update: What's Happening in the Customer Relationships Directorate

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-03
The Customer Relationships Directorate updates the rest of the Signals Intelligence Directorate on notable recent developments, including a restructuring to “more fully integrate NSA/CSS with the warfighter,” a close collaboration with GCHQ on the London bombings, and several promotions. 
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) Monthly Update: What's Happening in the Customer Relationships Directorate FROM: Charles ...
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Write Right: Don't Change 'Happy' to 'Glad'

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-10-07
A columnist giving advice on writing and editing reports at the NSA warns against making unnecessary changes to another writer's text. Another tip: Be wary of inserting colloquial expressions in reports, especially when they are distributed to non-U.S. customers.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) Write Right: Don't Change 'Happy' to 'Glad'<br>FROM:<br>of the Reporting Board ...
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SIGINT Travels with Charlie

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-08-20
Charlie Meals will travel to England for site visits and meetings with the GCHQ.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(U) SIGINT Travels with Charlie<br>FROM: SIGINT Communications<br>Unknown<br>Run Da...
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NSA Hosts Conference on Support to Law Enforcement

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Release Date: 2017-04-24 Document Date: 2004-11-08
NSA hosted a conference on cryptanalytic support to law enforcement for partners from all Five Eyes countries, including representatives from general counsel, policy, cryptanalytic offices, and representatives of FBI, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the UK's National Technical Assistance Center.
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS<br>TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL <br><br>(C) NSA Hosts Conference on Support to Law Enforcement<br>FROM:<br>Exploitation Ope...
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SUSLAK's 'News of the World'

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Release Date: 2018-03-01 Document Date: 2005-08-18
Since 1996, a Cryptologic Services Group special liaison in Seoul has been sending out an informal daily email newsletter for NSA staff targeting North Korea. The newsletter is focused on key intelligence issues encountered by U.S. Forces Korea. The liaison staffer is hoping to turn the newsletter into a blog, but is “not sure NSA’s computer systems or philosophy is ready for such a thing.”
DYNAMIC PAGE -- HIGHEST POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION IS TOP SECRET // SI / TK // REL TO USA AUS CAN GBR NZL (U) SUSLAK's 'News of the World' FROM: John Sharon CSG USFK/Ground (F45) Run Date: 08/18/2005...

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