Report: NSA hacked into UN video teleconference

Josh Peterson Tech Editor
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The National Security Agency hacked the United Nations’ video teleconferencing system in 2012, Reuters reports.

According to documents obtained by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the U.S. was able to crack the U.N.’s coding system and monitor communications data traffic.

“The data traffic gives us internal video teleconferences of the United Nations (yay!),” one document said, according to Reuters.

The NSA also monitored the International Atomic Energy Agency, reports the news outlet.

In June, one of the first reports published by the Guardian regarding Snowden’s disclosures revealed that the NSA spied on former Russian President Dmitri during the 2009 G20 Summit in London.

Heads of state responded to criticism of U.S. spying on diplomats and international delegations, spawned by the Guardian’s report, by acknowledging the normalcy of allies spying on allies in international relations.

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