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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

GCHQ Catalog of Exploit Tools

The latest Snowden story is a catalog of exploit tools from JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group), a unit of the British GCHQ, for both surveillance and propaganda. It's a list of code names and short descriptions, such as these:
GLASSBACK: Technique of getting a targets IP address by pretending to be a spammer and ringing them. Target does not need to answer.
MINIATURE HERO: Active skype capability. Provision of real time call records (SkypeOut and SkypetoSkype) and bidirectional instant messaging. Also contact lists.
MOUTH: Tool for collection for downloading a user's files from Archive.org.
PHOTON TORPEDO: A technique to actively grab the IP address of MSN messenger user.
SILVER SPECTOR: Allows batch Nmap scanning over Tor.
SPRING BISHOP: Find private photographs of targets on Facebook.
ANGRY PIRATE: is a tool that will permanently disable a target's account on their computer.
BUMPERCAR+: is an automated system developed by JTRIG CITD to support JTRIG BUMPERCAR operations. BUMPERCAR operations are used to disrupt and deny Internet-based terror videos or other materials. The techniques employs the services provided by upload providers to report offensive materials.
BOMB BAY: is the capacity to increase website hits/rankings.
BURLESQUE: is the capacity to send spoofed SMS messages.
CLEAN SWEEP: Masquerade Facebook Wall Posts for individuals or entire countries.
CONCRETE DONKEY: is the capacity to scatter an audio message to a large number of telephones, or repeatedely bomb a target number with the same message.
GATEWAY: Ability to artificially increase traffic to a website.
GESTATOR: amplification of a given message, normally video, on popular multimedia websites (Youtube).
SCRAPHEAP CHALLENGE: Perfect spoofing of emails from Blackberry targets.
SUNBLOCK: Ability to deny functionality to send/receive email or view material online.
SWAMP DONKEY: is a tool that will silently locate all predefined types of file and encrypt them on a targets machine
UNDERPASS: Change outcome of online polls (previously known as NUBILO).
WARPATH: Mass delivery of SMS messages to support an Information Operations campaign.
HAVLOCK: Real-time website cloning techniques allowing on-the-fly alterations.
HUSK: Secure one-on-one web based dead-drop messaging platform.

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