[cryptome] Verizon is a rogue provider

  • From: In Harms Way <11414150173@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:37:35 +0300

Cooperating with GCHQ
is also Verizon Business (codenamed DACRON). GCHQ has clandestine
agreements with Verizon, described in one document as "intercept
partner", in order to give the agency access to their network of
undersea cables.

But it seems not to be just the access which is provided. We have
received reliable information that Verizon is now also targeting human
rights and peace as well as environmental activist groups by
intercepting their mails of certain lists sent to subscribers who are
e-mail account holders @verizon.net and tags the senders as spammers.
Such intercepts and false tagging has been termed illegal by a ruling by
the Highest Court of the European Council, but as US-American company
Verizon appears to give a damn and even blocks then the complaints
communications with Verizon by bluntly stating: ".... that e-mail from
your IP address will not be allowed access to the Verizon Online e-mail
domain due to one or more of the following reasons: Your IP has been
blocked because of spam issues or because your ISP indicates that it is
dynamically assigned."

Subscribed account holders @verizon.net could only be informed and
warned about this abuse applied by Verizon by using a disguised sender,
different static IP and going through a different route, but then that
e-mail might again be intercepted, since the content is sent unencrypted.

Does anyone on the cryptome-list have further insights on Verizon?
Suggestions are required and kindly requested on how activist groups
shall handle such intercepts and blocks by VERIZON.

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