What the dear NSA allegedly mean by "Mystic site"?
katana at riseup.net
Sat Feb 7 13:05:40 PST 2015
> "Approx 10-15 SIGINT reports pers week from "Mystic sites" other than
> 1. What does "Mystic site" mean to the dear NSA?
> 2. Is "site" in the usual computer sense?
MYSTIC is an ECI codename for a bunch of NSA SSO/TAO-TNT collection
sites or installations in foreign telephony provider networks (perhaps
corporate partner access with NSA NCSC), collecting telephony contents
and metadata in different countries:
DUSKPALLET (Kenia, TOPI:CIA)
EVENINGEASEL (Mexico, TOPI:CIA)
VENATOR (Philippines, with 5-Eyes partner ASD/Australia)
The "Sca..." is imo SCALAWAG, one of the SOMALGET class MYSTIC
collection sites/projects (the other SOMALGET's are BASECOAT, OILYRAG,
More information about the cypherpunks