Workers preparing the former headquarters complex of bankrupt Nortel Networks in Ottawa, Canada, have discovered that the complex had been bugged by spy gear. As a result the Canadian Department of National Defense may not move in.Gee, ya think? Now Nortel went Tango Uniform for a whole number of reasons. But it can't have helped to have your HQ building full of listening devices. Cleaning that building out is likely to be a challenge, to say the least. We had to knock down our old Embassy building in Moscow because we couldn't guarantee that we'd gotten all the bugs. I'd actually be kind of shocked if the DND moves in.
The report amplifies previous stories that Nortel had allegedly been hacked for years by Chinese operatives as part of an industrial espionage campaign.
According to the Ottawa Citzen, workers "discovered electronic eavesdropping devices, prompting new fears about the security of the facility."
CTV News in Canada reported that as a result of the discovery the defense department "may not move into its new headquarters."
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Oops. We need an (electronic) exterminator
There are friendly foreign countries, but there are no friendly foreign Intelligence Agencies: