## [Crypto] CIA Internet Comms Failure

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2018 17:37:18 -0300

It's difficult to tell exactly what happened, but my guess from
reading between the lines is that the CIA had a bunch of fake sites
that were used as endpoints for communication.  Somehow the Iranians
detected a pattern in the way these sites were generated (eg matching
comments in the HTML source) that let them identify the sites and, via
traffic monitoring, work out who was using them.

https://in.news.yahoo.com/cias-communications-suffered-catastrophic-compromise-started-iran-090018710.html

Andrew