UK spies reportedly used fake Linkedin pages to gain access to target network

British Intelligence Agency GCHQ(Government Communications Headquarters ) reportedly tricked employees of mobile communications companies and billing companies with fake Linkedin and Slashdot pages to gain access to their network.

The news was initially reported in the German magazine Der Spiegel based on secret GCHQ documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The first known attack was targeting partly government-owned Belgian telecommunications company Belgacom. 

Once the employees visit the fake pages, the malware surreptitiously installed in the victim's system, it will act as backdoor and gives unauthorized access to Internal networks of Belgacom and its subsidiary BICS. The goal was to gain access to the GRX Router System operated by BICS in order to intercept phone traffic.
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