GCHQ used 'lurl.me' URL shortening service to attack and track targets in the Middle East

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GCHQ used 'lurl.me' URL shortening service to attack and track targets in the Middle East

Hackers compromised and activists tracked by GCHQ-built online tool

British intelligence were able to track activists operating in the Middle East - by following the URL shorteners they used to post links online. GCHQ's covert Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group...

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