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Old 03-31-2009, 10:10 AM   #1
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LXer: Electronic Spy Network - A TOR Connection?

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Egerstad and I had concluded at the time that someone had likely infected computers belonging to embassy workers and human rights groups and was using Tor to anonymously transmit data that was being stolen from the computers. He'd inadvertently scooped up the stolen data as it was transmitting from the infected computers to another location. Threat Level contacted a number of embassy and rights groups in China to notify them at the time that their computers were being spied on, but none of the groups responded. It seems clear now that Egerstad had tapped into data that was being stolen by GhostNet.

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Good thing they stopped that "hacker". Who knows what he may have gone on to discover. Maybe even a global propaganda network trying to frame the Chinese for its own illegal spying.

Four of the agents showed him identification but one of them wouldn't show him identification or give his name. He says the four with IDs belonged to the Swedish National Police (the country's domestic agency), and the fifth one was an agent of the SAPO (Sweden's CIA). The agents had driven to Malmo from Stockholm to conduct the raid.

While three of them took him to the local police headquarters for questioning, the other two agents ransacked his house and hauled away three computers, external hard drives, CDs, notebooks and various papers.

"It was like out of a bad movie," Egerstad says.
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Thanks man, I was trying to figure out what was up with this. It sounded fishy from the beginning ... now it's getting even fishier. I tend to agree with you ... not everything is as it seems.


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