SIGINT: Drug cartels using encrypted commo network

Years ago I was hearing some RUMINT that a major European communication company (that also supplies the US Military) was selling high tech radio equipment to Mexican drug cartels.  This was on top of unconfirmed reports that when the Colombians and the DEA finally moved in on the Cali cartel that they found them operating nothing less than a IBM Cray super-computer in their compound.  They had been wondering why their snitches kept getting the chop and the rumor is that the cartel was running their own SIGINT platform.  I wish I knew how much of it was true but a few days ago I did spot a very interesting report from Borderland Beat.

Read the rest at Kit Up!
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3 responses to “SIGINT: Drug cartels using encrypted commo network

  1. John

    The implications of this are pretty scary – the technology is easily translated to attack networks worldwide – or launder all sorts of things through legit transactions…

  2. You might want to see the comments at kit up!

  3. John

    The comments are really good – love the “fast and furious comms conspiracy” theory put forth lol

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