Australia a leader in hacking mobile phones, Snowden document reveals

th-1Australia’s electronic espionage agency has exploited weaknesses in a mobile browser used by hundreds of millions worldwide and planned to hack into smartphones through data links to the Google and Samsung app stores, a leaked top secret intelligence document has revealed. The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and its “Five Eyes” signals intelligence partners in the United States, Britain, Canada and New Zealand have been engaged in close collaboration to target the UC Browser, an app used by more than 500 million people, mainly in China and India and across south-east Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Russia.  Read Article