[cryptography] Alleged NSA-GCHQ Attack on Jean-Jacques Quisquater

Thierry Moreau thierry.moreau at connotech.com
Sun Feb 2 13:39:58 EST 2014


John Young wrote:
> Any further information on the alleged NSA-GCHQ attack on
> Jean-Jacques Quisquater than these two reports?
> 
> http://cryptome.org/2014/02/nsa-gchq-quisquater.pdf
> 

Basically the same story by a general audience media, in French, at 
http://www.lalibre.be/actu/cyber/le-genie-belge-du-cryptage-espionne-par-la-nsa-52ec94893570d7514c2e7bba 


"C'est en enquêtant sur le piratage massif qui a affecté des clients de 
Belgacom, dévoilé l'année passée, que les policiers ont découvert qu'un 
logiciel malveillant avait été installé sur l'ordinateur de cet expert ..."

Translation: "It is while inquiring about mass hacking targeting 
Belgacom subscribers that the police found malware installed on this 
expert's computer ..."

(also with a few sentences cited from prof. Quisquater).

> Apparently Quisquater would not have known about the
> attack if not told by an insider.
> 
> Insider comsec disclosures may be finally getting legs,
> not yet long, but more than NDA-official secrecy paralysis.
> 
> Any other cryptographer attacked (as if it would be known)?

-- 
- Thierry Moreau



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