GCHQ ‘spying on oil body OPEC’

UK intelligence gathering services have allegedly been spying on oil body OPEC according to documents revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, Der Spiegel has reported. The oil group Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded in September 1960 and currently has 12 members including Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. Its main aim is to get […]

Canada accused of stealing Brazilian energy secrets

Canada has been accused of starting a “cyberwar” with Brazil, after powerpoint slides stamped with a Communications Security Establishment Canada (CESC) seal were shown on a Brazilian television news programme. The slides aired on ‘Fantastico’ suggest Canadian hackers used a programme called ‘Olympia’ to access the smartphones and computers of staff at Brazil’s Ministry of […]

EDF convicted for spying on Greenpeace

EDF Energy has been convicted by a French court today on charges of spying on global campaign group Greenpeace. The company were fined €1.5 million (£1.28m) and have had members of their staff jailed. More than 1,400 documents were stolen from the Greenpeace France programme director’s computer. Europe’s largest producer of electricity was charged with […]