UK's Unwillingness to Cooperate Over Belgacom Hack is Scandalous – IT Journo | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


UK's Unwillingness to Cooperate Over Belgacom Hack is Scandalous – IT Journo

Britain's unwillingness to launch a thorough investigation into the alleged hacking of Belgacom exposed in 2013 amounts to nothing less than an international scandal, IT specialists told Sputnik, suggesting that European nations need to form an open alliance for defence and intelligence to mitigate risks and reduce reliance on other nations.

"That Belgacom, an EU member state-owned telecommunications company, is alleged to have been targeted for monitoring/hacking by GCHQ spies is staggering enough, but the fact that the UK is seemingly not interested in cooperating with the Belgian government to get to the bottom of this is downright scandalous," Robin Wauters, European technology journalist and founding editor of Tech.eu, Belgium, told Sputnik.

In September 2013, Der Spiegel reported that documents from the archive of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden indicated that Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) had allegedly been behind a cyber-attack against Belgacom, adding that access to the telecom company's data had been possible since 2010.

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