Filtrada World-Check, la base de datos usada por Gobiernos y bancos con sospechosos de terrorismo

La base de datos contendría 2.240.000 entradas con categorías como “individuo político”, “corporativo”, “militar”, “Crimen-narcóticos” y “terrorismo”. Estos datos estarían siendo utilizados por más de 300 gobiernos y agencias de inteligencia, nueve de los diez mejores bufetes de abogados o 49 de los 50 bancos más grandes del mundo. En total, se estima que son 6.000 clientes los que la utilizan en 170 países.

Fuente: Filtrada World-Check, la base de datos usada por Gobiernos y bancos con sospechosos de terrorismo


Periodista alemán que reveló “Panama Papers”: “Si las empresas fantasmas sirven para ocultar actividades criminales, el público tiene derecho a saberlo” – El Mostrador

Escrito por los periodistas alemanes Bastian Obermayer y Frederik Obermaier, del diario alemán Süddeutsche Zeitung –que fueron los primeros en investigar el caso–, “Los papeles de Panamá. El club mundial de los evasores de impuestos”, revela cómo, a partir de un mail anónimo, develaron un escándalo que incluía a ministros, presidentes, dictadores, jeques, emires, reyes, mafiosos, agentes secretos, funcionarios de la FIFA, aristócratas, artistas, ases del fútbol y multimillonarios.

Fuente: Periodista alemán que reveló “Panama Papers”: “Si las empresas fantasmas sirven para ocultar actividades criminales, el público tiene derecho a saberlo” – El Mostrador


Publican los datos de casi 214.000 sociedades de los Panamá Papers y Chile aparece con 140 registros – El Mostrador

Lo nuevo en los documentos liberados son las sociedades que Mossack Fonseca creó para los protagonistas del “Caso Chispas”. Ciper señala que estos muestran que tanto José Yuraszeck como los otros seis ejecutivos de la compañía chilena que se beneficiaron con la millonaria operación, formaron simultáneamente sociedades “offshore”, las que fueron creadas por el estudio de abogados de Panamá. Las transferencias que se instruyeron desde Chile habrían alcanzado a US$86,5 millones. De acuerdo al relato del centro de investigación periodística, en esas operaciones fue clave el estudio jurídico Prieto y Cía., fundado en 1977 por el reconocido abogado –y consejero legal de ICARE– Patricio Prieto Sánchez.

Fuente: Publican los datos de casi 214.000 sociedades de los Panamá Papers y Chile aparece con 140 registros – El Mostrador


Panama Papers Source Wants Whistleblower Immunity to Aid Law Enforcement

“I have watched as one after another, whistleblowers and activists in the United States and Europe have had their lives destroyed by the circumstances they find themselves in after shining a light on obvious wrongdoing.”

Fuente: Panama Papers Source Wants Whistleblower Immunity to Aid Law Enforcement


Panama Papers source breaks silence over ‘scale of injustices’ | News | The Guardian

The whistleblower behind the Panama Papers broke their silence on Friday to explain in detail how the injustices of offshore tax havens drove them to the biggest data leak in history.The source, whose identity and gender remain a secret, denied being a spy.“For the record, I do not work for any government or intelligence agency, directly or as a contractor, and I never have. My viewpoint is entirely my own.”

Fuente: Panama Papers source breaks silence over ‘scale of injustices’ | News | The Guardian


Hackeada la base de datos del Banco Nacional de Qatar

Entre los datos filtrados hay información relacionada con agentes del MI6, miembros de la familia real qatarí y del gabinete del gobiernoLa brecha de seguridad afecta a más de 100.000 cuentas bancarias que contienen cerca de 15.000 documentos, con números de tarjeta de créditos, PIN e información personal

Fuente: Hackeada la base de datos del Banco Nacional de Qatar


Qatar National Bank hit by cyber attack — FT.com

Qatar National Bank, the gas-rich Gulf state’s leading lender, has been rocked by a data leak that has exposed the personal details of many of its clients in a file posted on social media that singles out some Al Jazeera staff and purports to identify security officials. The leak contains references to thousands of alleged transactions records of QNB customers, including remittance data to global banks with thousands of alleged beneficiary names and account numbers.

Fuente: Qatar National Bank hit by cyber attack — FT.com


Der Spiegel: NSA Put Merkel on List of 122 Targeted Leaders – The Intercept

Der Spiegel: NSA Put Merkel on List of 122 Targeted Leaders – The Intercept

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Featured photo - Der Spiegel: NSA Put Merkel on List of 122 Targeted LeadersGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel uses her mobile phone in Berlin in 2011. (AP File Photo/Gero Breloer)

Secret documents newly disclosed by the German newspaper Der Spiegel on Saturday shed more light on how aggressively the National Security Agency and its British counterpart have targeted Germany for surveillance.

A series of classified files from the archive provided to reporters by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, also seen by The Intercept, reveal that the NSA appears to have included Merkel in a surveillance database alongside more than 100 others foreign leaders. The documents also confirm for the first time that, in March 2013, the NSA obtained a top-secret court order against Germany as part of U.S. government efforts to monitor communications related to the country. Meanwhile, the British spy agency Government Communications Headquarters targeted three German companies in a clandestine operation that involved infiltrating the companies’ computer servers and eavesdropping on the communications of their staff.

Der Spiegel, which has already sketched out over several stories the vast extent of American and British targeting of German people and institutions, broke the news last October that Merkel’s cellphone calls were being tapped by the NSA – sparking a diplomatic backlash that strained US-Germany relations. Now a new document, dated 2009, indicates that Merkel was targeted in a broader NSA surveillance effort. She appears to have been placed in the NSA’s so-called “Target Knowledge Base“ (TKB), which Der Spiegel described as the central agency database of individual targets. An internal NSA description states that employees can use it to analyze “complete profiles“ of targeted people.

A classified file demonstrating an NSA search system named Nymrod shows Merkel listed alongside other heads of state. Only 11 names are shown on the document, including Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, Belarus’s Alexander Lukashenko, and Columbia’s Alvaro Uribe – the list is in alphabetical order by first name – but it indicates that the full list contains 122 names. The NSA uses the Nymrod system to “find information relating to targets that would otherwise be tough to track down,” according to internal NSA documentsNymrod sifts through secret reports based on intercepted communications as well as full transcripts of faxes, phone calls, and communications collected from computer systems. More than 300 “cites” for Merkel are listed as available in intelligence reports and transcripts for NSA operatives to read.

But the NSA’s surveillance of Germany has extended far beyond its leader. Der Spiegel reporters Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark – together with The Intercept’s Laura Poitras – described a separate document from the NSA’s Special Source Operations unit, which shows that the Obama administration obtained a top-secret court order specifically permitting it to monitor communications related to Germany. Special Source Operations is the NSA department that manages what the agency describes as its “corporate partnerships” with major US companies, including AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft, and Google. The order on Germany was issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on March 7, 2013. The court issues annual certifications to the NSA that authorize the agency to intercept communications related to named countries or groups; it has provided similar authorization, Der Spiegel reported, for measures targeting China, Mexico, Japan, Venezuela, Yemen, Brazil, Sudan, Guatemala, Bosnia and Russia.


Various items: NSA stories around the world | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com

Various items: NSA stories around the world | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

Revelations continue to produce outcomes on multiple levels in numerous countries around the world

(updated below)

I’m still working at trying to get the next set of NSA stories published. That, combined with a rapidly approaching book deadline, will make non-NSA-article postings difficult for the next couple of weeks. Until then, here are a few items to note regarding a point I have often tried to make: namely, one of the most overlooked aspects of the NSA reporting in the US has been just how global of a story this has become:


Edward Snowden: 'The US government will say I aided our enemies' – video interview

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/jul/08/edward-snowden-video-interview?INTCMP=SRCH

In the second part of an exclusive interview with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden contemplates the reaction from the US government to his revelations of top-secret documents regarding its spying operations on domestic and foreign internet traffic, email and phone use. This interview was recorded in Hong Kong on 6 June 2013

• Watch the first part of the exclusive interview with Edward Snowden

• Read the Guardian’s full NSA files coverage