• AFP
  • August 26, 2013 3:40AM

spy cartoon characterTHE US National Security Agency reportedly broke the encryption securing the United Nations’ internal video conferencing at its New York headquarters.

The move provided the agency with “a dramatic improvement of data from video teleconferences and the ability to decrypt this data traffic”, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported on Sunday quoting an NSA document.

The paper said the NSA, which for months has been at the centre of revelations by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, broke the encryption in the summer of 2012 and within nearly three weeks, had bumped up the number of decrypted communications from 12 to 458.

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