British and American intelligence agencies hack into MTN Uganda, Airtel Uganda and Uganda Telecom systems to access conversations of government officials in Uganda.
This is contained in a new intelligence report that we have accessed. The report shows insight into the practice of Americans and the British intelligence that access conversations on computers, phones, and mobile phone SIM cards.
The report reveals that Uganda telecom was used by Americans and the British to listen in on conversations of the Ecuadorian Embassy’s staff in London where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had sought refuge.
Some of the findings of this report can be got on website www.theregister.co.uk.
The UK operatives under their UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) used a base station which mimics uganda telecom’s infrastructure and collects mobile signals to tap mobile phones. The British and American intelligence have been targeting mainly powerful businessmen and high profile political figures.
The US National Security Agency is in the spotlight for hacking and spying on world leaders like Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame of Rwanda.