RT: Radar data proves Belgian F-16s attacked village near Aleppo, killing 6 – Russia

Radar data proves Belgian F-16s attacked village near Aleppo, killing 6 – Russia
Russia insists two Belgium warplanes flying from an Air Force base in Jordan attacked a village in Syria, citing radar data. Belgium denies conducting any airstrikes.
“Every aircraft type has a unique identifiable signature,” he said.
The Belgian warplanes delivered their strike at the village at 12:35 GMT, about two hours after the take-off, the general said. The attack left six civilians killed and four others injured. The jets were later refueled by a US KC-135 tanker, continued patrolling around the city of Azaz in northwestern Syria and then flew towards Iraq, Konashenkov added.

Snowden docs now show Britain, not NSA, targeted Belgian telco

Snowden docs now show Britain, not NSA, targeted Belgian telco

“Operation Socialist” designed “to enable better exploitation of Belgacom.”

  by       –    Sept 20 2013, 4:05pm +0300

Citing documents provided by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday that it was actually the United Kingdom that was behind the recently disclosed malware infection at a major Belgian telco. Der Spiegel said that top secret documents from the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the British equivalent of the NSA, show that “Operation Socialist” was designed “to enable better exploitation of Belgacom.”

Previously, a major Belgian newspaper, De Standaard, had pointed the finger at the NSA. The scandal has raised a lot of questions in the European Union—after all, Belgium and the United Kingdom are both part of the 28-member bloc. As Der Spiegel reported:

According to the slides in the GCHQ presentation, the attack was directed at several Belgacom employees and involved the planting of a highly developed attack technology referred to as a “Quantum Insert” (“QI”). It appears to be a method with which the person being targeted, without their knowledge, is redirected to websites that then plant malware on their computers that can then manipulate them. Some of the employees whose computers were infiltrated had “good access” to important parts of Belgacom’s infrastructure, and this seemed to please the British spies, according to the slides.

Belgacom deferred all questions of future action to the public prosecutor and the Ministry of Justice. “Belgacom has detected and eradicated the virus,” Haroun Fenaux, a Belgacom spokesperson, told Le Soir newspaper (Google Translate) on Friday.“We’ve then brought a complaint. With respect to all of these aspects, since Monday we have communicated everything in a transparent manner. Now, it is the job of the federal prosecutor, supported by the Computer Crime Unit and the Ministry of Defense, to do their job and determine who was behind the virus and what their intentions were.”