Chinese cyberspy network smashed

On April 7, 2012, in Spying, by Editor

An international cyberspy ring targeting politicians, diplomats and journalists has been blown open by computer experts. – The Metro, UK GhostNet, believed to be China-based, infected 1,300 computers in 103 countries, with a third of victims considered ‘high value targets’. The Dalai Lama’s personal office was among those ‘conclusively compromised’, giving the attackers access to […]

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UK spied on Russians with fake rock

On January 19, 2012, in Spying, by Editor

A former UK government official has admitted Britain was caught spying when Russia exposed its use of a fake rock in Moscow to hide electronic equipment. – The BBC, UK The fake rock with the hidden camera inside. Russia made the allegations in January 2006, but this is the first time anyone in the UK […]

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Iran protesters storm UK embassy in Tehran

On November 29, 2011, in Distrust, by Editor

Protesters in the Iranian capital, Tehran, have broken into the UK embassy compound during a demonstration against sanctions imposed by Britain. – BBC Website, UK Militant students are reported to have ransacked offices, burned the British flag and smashed embassy windows. The move comes after Iran resolved to reduce ties following the UK’s decision to […]

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Iran parliament votes to downgrade relations with UK

On November 27, 2011, in Distrust, by Editor

Iran’s parliament has voted by a large majority to downgrade diplomatic relations with the UK. – BBC Website, UK The move comes after the UK Treasury imposed sanctions on Iranian banks on Tuesday, accusing them of facilitating the country’s nuclear programme. “Relations between Iran and the UK have been worsening amid rising tension over Iran’s […]

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UK cuts off Iran’s banks amid nuclear fear

On November 22, 2011, in Distrust, by Editor

- By Nigel Morris, The Independent, UK Britain took the dramatic step of cutting off almost all ties with Iranian banks yesterday amid growing alarm that the country is pursuing an undercover nuclear-weapons programme. The move was taken in conjunction with the United States and Canada, and the Government said it hoped several European nations […]

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