Seven Internet service providers, along with nonprofit groups from multiple countries, have filed a legal complaint against British spy agency GCHQ, Wired reports. The groups allege the organization illegally hacked into the computers of Internet companies to access their networks. The complaint was filed with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal and calls for an end to GCHQ’s targeting of system administrators to gain access to the networks of service providers for the purpose of mass surveillance. It also alleges GCHQ paired up with the U.S. National Security Agency to target exchange points operated by three German companies, in violation of international law.
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