Can U.K.'s Cybersecurity Push Save Cameron From Prank Calls?
The U.K.'s prime minister and top intelligence agency were both victims of prank phone calls that went surprisingly far Sunday.By Matt Picht | January 25, 2015
The secretive British surveillance agency known as GCHQ has developed a reputation for their digital prowess, ever since the Edward Snowden leaks revealed just how wide-ranging and penetrating their spying capabilities are.
So it's both comforting and terrifying to know that for all their high-tech acumen, Britain's top spies can be taken in by a simple phone call.
The U.K. government has confirmed it suffered two phone pranks Sunday. First, someone tricked GCHQ into giving up the mobile phone number of the agency's director, Robert Hannigan. Fortunately, that phone apparently isn't used for sensitive conversations.