It has been noted that many countries are looking forward to have a control on the networks and cellular services in the country for military uses. The security reasons have always been the priority for any nation and they have to take the proper steps to make their nation strong and to access the material that has been exchanged through different devices between people.
According to released memo, it has been revealed that Apple, Nokia and RIM are now providing the backdoor cellular access to the Indian Army.
This was revealed in a report by ZDNet. It reported that a memo said so which was released by a group of hackers named The Lords of Dharmaraja. The hackers’ group is also from India and this leaked document reveals that there happens to be a system which is called as RINOA SUR.
It has also been noted that the Ri from the RINOA is the RIm, NI stand for Nokia (The largest cellular manufacturer in India) and the A stands for the world’s most powerful company Apple. The hackers suggested that they don’t know what the SUR stands for.
Well this is something expected because last year the Government of India has said to the RIM that their services will be completely shut down if they do not let the government intercept the messaging services provided by the Blackberry.
That meant that no more Blackberries in India and RIM is obviously not in a position to lose their market in the country who’s population is more than 1 billion. The worlds second largest country after China based on population is India and RIM could not afford such a big loss.
ZDNet reported: “And this is where things start to get very interesting, according to the set of documents, the RINOA SUR platform was used to spy on the USCC—the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
The documents contain snippets of emails sent by members of the USCC. Apparently, RINOA SUR platform has been declared a success and the Indian Navy has shown interest in the same. ”
Here are some of the words that have been there in the memo.
3) CAD have confirmed the feasibility of organizing next SYMANTEC transfer of SRCs for mobile platforms (refer MOD first agreement HQ 19002/239/1/Trg(FII) dated 4 May 2005 for NORTON AVP) and it’s being approved by Shantanu Gosh, since MOD have signed an agreement with all major device vendors (including Domestic MICROMAX) as of providing the government of India with SUR platform. I have attached “Technical Agreement with the Minister of Defence of the republic of India and MM” concerning cellular surveillance” – in consideration of necessity to provide a general framework allowing the stay of mobile device manufacturer: RIM NOKIA APPLE etc (RINOA) and the efficient execution of CYCADA data intercept control.
4. Further to MM discussions held in Delhi with Shivakumar and Bharti, MI is pleased to inform that Indian Navel Military Intelligence personnel dispatched to PRC to undertake TESUR based on USCC monitoring. The final plan is attached to your information. In addition to MI task force activities within the USCC network (utilized backdoors provided by RINOA) the following transmittal logs provided by CYCADA team are of particular
I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to the operation of ESURET-CIWG to gain access to USCC transmittals but not limited to, Since MI has no access to USCC LAN limited to VPN, POP servers etc., and they are primary target concerning PRC, decision was made earlier this year to sign an agreement with the mobile manufacturer (MM) in exchange for the Indian market.
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