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Dozens Of US Spies Killed After China And Iran Hacked CIA Communication Network by itsmolep(m): 8:28am On Nov 05, 2018
Earlier we posted about the CIA hack on their communication network.
Dozens of American spies were killed in Iran and China after a flawed communications service that allowed foreign foes to see what the agents were up to using Google, official sources have claimed.
Between 2009 and 2013 the US Central Intelligence Agency suffered a “catastrophic” secret communications failure in a website used by officers and their field agents around the world to speak to each other, according to a report in Yahoo News, which heard from 11 former intelligence and government officials about the previously unreported disaster.


Iran apparently infiltrated the communications network of CIA agents who allowed their secret websites, used to exchange messages with informants, to be crawled by Google.The communications leak was believed to have stemmed from a simple Google search. Suspecting the US had agents and sources within its nuclear program, Iran began to hunt for the mole. After a double agent showed Iran's government one of the sites, they were then able to use Google to identify other sites the intel agency was using, and began to intercept their communications.
Essentially, each of the websites had common elements between them that were found using Google searches. Identify one common element; identify all the sites using that material to link them up.
"Because Google is continuously scraping the internet for information about all the world’s websites, it can function as a tremendous investigative tool — even for counter-espionage purposes," the report claims.
"And Google’s search functions allow users to employ advanced operators — like 'AND', 'OR', and other, much more sophisticated ones — that weed out and isolate websites and online data with extreme specificity." As a result Iran announced the intelligence coup and arrested many operatives. Some were executed, although other managed to escape.

A defense contractor for the CIA named John Reidy claims he warned the agency that it was using insecure communications systems in 2008, and again in 2010 when he started to suspect the channels had been cracked. A year later he was fired by the agency, a move he claims was retaliation for not shutting up.

This is one of the most catastrophic intelligence failures since Sept. 11,” said Irvin McCullough, a national security analyst with the Government Accountability Project. “And the CIA punished the person who brought the problem to light.
The CIA did not respond to a request for a comment https://molesbite..com/2018/11/dozens-of-us-spies-murdered-after-china.html?m=1
Re: Dozens Of US Spies Killed After China And Iran Hacked CIA Communication Network by Freeze007(m): 8:32am On Nov 05, 2018
Is this really happening
Re: Dozens Of US Spies Killed After China And Iran Hacked CIA Communication Network by cooldipo(m): 8:37am On Nov 05, 2018
Game up... Feed with their own poison!
Re: Dozens Of US Spies Killed After China And Iran Hacked CIA Communication Network by itsmolep(m): 7:56pm On Nov 05, 2018
Lol, no be CIA get Google na

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