If you're antsy at the idea of PRISM reading your Facebook messages, be thankful you're not a foreign diplomat. The Guardian is reporting that GCHQ, the UK's communications surveillance unit, hacked delegates' BlackBerry handsets during 2009's G20 summit in London. According to leaked documents, spies were able to relay private messages to analysts in "near real-time," and pass that information along to top politicians as they were negotiating deals. The organization is also said to have set up fake internet cafés around the conference area, which used key-logging software to steal dignitaries' passwords for long-term surveillance. If you'll excuse us, we're just off to, you know, change all of our login details.
UK reportedly set up fake internet cafes, hacked diplomats' BlackBerrys during 2009 G20 summit
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