Britain pulls out agents as Russia, China crack Snowden files

Russia and China have both managed to crack encrypted documents which contain details of secret intelligence techniques that could allow British and American spies to be identified.

By: Reuters | London | Updated: June 14, 2015 11:19 am
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Britain has pulled out agents from live operations in “hostile countries” after Russia and China cracked top-secret information contained in files leaked by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the Sunday Times reported.

Security service MI6, which operates overseas and is tasked with defending British interests, has removed agents from certain countries, the newspaper said, citing unnamed officials at the office of British Prime Minister David Cameron, the Home Office (interior ministry) and security services.

The United States wants Snowden to stand trial after he leaked classified documents, fled the country and was eventually granted asylum in Moscow in 2013.

Russia and China have both managed to crack encrypted documents which contain details of secret intelligence techniques that could allow British and American spies to be identified, the newspaper said citing officials.

However, an official at Cameron’s office was quoted as saying that there was “no evidence of anyone being harmed.”

A spokeswoman at Cameron’s office declined to comment when contacted by Reuters and representatives from the British intelligence services did not respond to requests for comment

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    Namitha
    Jun 14, 2015 at 12:17 pm
    What this traitor has got in return.that should be enquired into.he simply created mayhem all over world with no benefit to any one
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      Ozair Akhtar
      Jun 15, 2015 at 3:02 am
      Such news will certainly educate commoners about the systems we are living in. It's almost certain that most countries do not have any human principles. They believe ONLY in their own benefits and for that they would do anything; parioning, division, communalism, racism you name it. What a tragedy for mankind and what a trap we are in and the fact is none lives longer than 100 years. In Islam people are advised to ask Allah's help from 'own mischief'. If we start contemplating on own actions, we would certainly become better. Who does not know good from bad. But, sadly, people justify them in the name of religions, casts, creeds, systems etc. We we understand!
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        Cropman
        Jun 14, 2015 at 11:56 am
        This is the definition of fear mongering. No one has been harmed and China/Russia don't actually have any information on the spies, just info on intelligence techniques that could possibly be used to identify them.
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