Video: Anonymous promises "Wild Fall" election
Last week the Canadian political website iPolitics.ca published an article about the release of a confidential cabinet document by the hacker group Anonymous which revealed secrets about the overseas activities of Canada’s spy agencies.
Anonymous also released a video threatening a "Wild Fall" of slow and gradual releases of hacked secret documents. The video (see below) claims that the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) tried to spy on President Barack Obama on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s orders — and that the espionage, when it was discovered, put the Keystone XL pipeline project in jeopardy.
In addition to the video, Anonymous released a document marked "Secret" from the Treasury Board of Canada that says Canada has 25 foreign stations, not three as the government has claimed publicly, “many of which are located in developing countries and/or unstable environments.” The document is dated February 6, 2014 (see below) and outlines a proposal to approve approximately $3 million in additional funds to “extend CSIS’s secure corporate network environment to its foreign stations.” Each station, the document says, is staffed by approximately 70 CSIS personnel.
The document also describes the systems CSIS uses now as “inefficient and labour intensive data-processing and analysis systems to process and report intelligence information obtained at it foreign stations … These outdated processes result in delays that impact the Service’s operational effectiveness and jeopardize the security of its personnel.”
The Anonymous video was released after the RCMP failed to meet a deadline set by the group for police to arrest an RCMP officer who fatally shot one of its members last week in Dawson Creek, B.C.