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Report Links Hacking Campaign To Lebanese Security Agency

One of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been involved in a major hacking operation after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report Thursday. The hackers, reported to be linked to Lebanon’s General Directorate of General Security, involved a haul of nearly half a million intercepted text messages that was left online, mobile security firm Lookout, Inc. and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group said. “It’s almost like thieves robbed the bank and forgot to lock the door where they stashed the money.” – Mike Murray, Lookout’s head of intelligence Lookout security…