NSA Hacked Mexican President’s Email in 2010, According to Report

A report published in Der Speigel on Sunday alleges that the U.S. National Security Agency hacked into the email account of former Mexican President Filipe Calderon. The NSA’s division assigned to carry difficult missions, “Tailored Access Operations,” exploited Mexican mail servers in 2010 to access then President Calderon’s public email account, the report indicates.

“According to the NSA, this email domain was also used by cabinet members, and contained ‘diplomatic, economic and leadership communications which continue to provide insight into Mexico’s political system and internal stability,’” the Der Speigel report reads. “The president’s office, the NSA reported, was now ‘a lucrative source.’”

The case is likely to cause further strain on relations between Mexico and the United States, which have been tense since Brazilian television network TV Globo revealed in September that the NSA monitored then-presidential candidate [and current Mexican president] Enrique Peña Nieto and others around him in the summer of 2012.

h/t The Blaze

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