26 September 2015
GCHQ Illegal Spying in US
James Atkinson is a technical surveillance counter measures professional.
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2015 20:14:34 -0400
From: "James M. Atkinson" <jmatk[at]tscm.com>
To: John Young <jya[at]pipeline.com>, cryptome[at]earthlink.net
Subject: Spying on Cryptome
With the latest Snowden release of information I believe that you have caught
the U.S. government red-handed allowing GCHQ free and unrestricted access
to spy on U.S. citizen, inside the United States, within any form of warrant,
or with what is called a "General Warrant" which the Supreme Court of the
United States has ruled is illegal.
Look in the bottom most position of the "Geofusion" report that you have
In the 2nd line after "Cookie" and you will find a line titled "Geo-IP-Dst"
and above that line you will find a line entitled "Geo-IP-Src". This stands
for the geographical address, based on GPS data received by the device either
through actual device hardware bypass, or with the assistance of a software
implant to override the user security or privacy settings.
I recognize the Geo-IP-Dst as Sterling, Virginia as I have done of lot of
software development that uses GPS signals in the area as well as a very
large number of bug sweeps where had to create extensive RF map of the area,
and the number of your latest leak jumped out at me as being located in and
around Sterling, VA.
The address above that (Geo-IP-Src) appears to be a multi-story building
is Sweden, so this is someone in Sweden, at this address in the picture browsing
But here is the thing -- and this is crucial -- the address for Cryptome
is listed to be the location of a fiber optic cable junction in Sterling,
VA (next to an Amusement Machine company)... which is quite some distance
away from your location in NYC, and a considerable distance from your ISP
who hosts your file, and it is located away from any signal switching systems
use in the area, but it is virtually next door to fiber that goes to a large
NSA listening post nearby.
The reason it is notable, is that someone at or near the location in Sterling,
VA is performing a MITM attack on Cryptome visitors, and this image out of
the slidedeck with the two GPS coordinates is the U.S. Government performing
a MITM attack against Cryptome and sharing the collected intelligence with
the Brits, or the U.S. Government giving the British government backdoor
access into the U.S. (illegal) collection systems.
Feel free to post as you see fit.
James M. Atkinson