Latest GCHQ articles

GCHQ and NSA security staff tip-off Tor developers over bugs

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NSA and GCHQ staff are routinely tipping off Tor over bugs the security agencies are trying to exploit
22 Aug 2014

GCHQ port scans 32 countries to find servers it can hack and use in attacks

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GCHQ's 'Hacienda' programme to find insecure servers it can compromise - and from which it can conduct attacks
19 Aug 2014

GCHQ certifies six cyber security Master’s degree courses

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Royal Holloway and Oxford universities' courses get full certification, while De Montfort misses out
01 Aug 2014

Meet the White House’s go-to security expert (who’s never seen a Snowden document)

Sooraj Shah speaks to Rodney Joffe about the state of cyber security and government surveillance, and delves into the history of Neustar, the company he works for
30 Jul 2014

NSA data collection ineffective against terrorism and dangerous for democracy, say mathematicians

'Blanket surveillance is highly unlikely to prevent a terrorist attack and is a dangerous misuse of resources'
17 Jul 2014

GCHQ seeks to control the internet with social media manipulation, poll hacking and even more snooping

Spy agency has catalogue of software tools it uses to infiltrate the internet to shape what people see
15 Jul 2014

GCHQ to be quizzed on surveillance claims by Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Lawyers representing spy agencies will be tasked with proving that surveillance is lawful and justified
14 Jul 2014

ISPs take GCHQ to court over state-backed cyber attacks

Seven ISPs from across the globe accuse GCHQ of targeting their networks with malware
02 Jul 2014

GCHQ can now legally track Google, Facebook and web-based email without warrants

Welcome to your connected future, citizen
18 Jun 2014

GCHQ to feed cyber-intelligence to UK's biggest companies

Intelligence feed part of push to improve defences against industrial espionage
17 Jun 2014

Huawei bringing R&D centre to Bristol, George Osborne loves it

Chinese company promises to create 300 new research jobs by 2017
10 Jun 2014

Vodafone transparency report reveals extent of government surveillance

Spy agencies in six countries have direct access to phone operators' networks, admits Vodafone
06 Jun 2014

NSA building database of photos for facial recognition project

Photos drawn from online sources, such as Facebook and other social media
02 Jun 2014

GCHQ targeted input components in Guardian newspaper raid

Security services ripped out controller chips from keyboard and trackpad – as well as taking hard-disk drives
23 May 2014

Privacy group launches legal challenge over GCHQ malware operation

Privacy International claims GCHQ surveillance and malware operation breaches human rights laws
15 May 2014

Google to encrypt searches in response to NSA surveillance claims

Encryption intended to evade snooping by NSA, GCHQ and Chinese authorities
13 Mar 2014

US security agency using automated platform to spread malware

Up to 100,000 PCs compromised according to the latest documents from Edward Snowden
13 Mar 2014

Government to review data gathering activities of spy agencies

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg calls for oversight of security services to be tightened up
04 Mar 2014

Angela Merkel proposes European communications network to improve data protection

German Chancellor finally acts after months of NSA and GCHQ spying revelations
17 Feb 2014

UK government used DDoS attacks against Anonymous, Snowden documents reveal

GCHQ used attacks and other techniques to unmask and send hacktivists to prison
05 Feb 2014

The threat to internet security from quantum computing

Like nuclear fusion, universal quantum computers always seem to be five years away. But as John Leonard reports, a major breakthrough may not be far off, and for internet security nothing will be the same again
03 Feb 2014

H4cked Off: PRISM is just the beginning

Edward Snowden's revelations on the extent of the NSA's and GCHQ's snooping activities are just the tip of the iceberg, argues Stuart Sumner
29 Jan 2014

GCHQ 'snooped on YouTube and Facebook' and analysed data using Splunk

Spy agency had real-time data on Facebook 'likes', YouTube and Blogger visits
29 Jan 2014

Snowden: US uses internet surveillance for industrial espionage

Will claims of industrial espionage by the NSA place a dark cloud over cloud computing?
27 Jan 2014