#1987: Marine Links Serco MH 370 to Con Air Sister’s Red Switch Hack, Diego Garcia Cable Tap
Plum City – (AbelDanger.net). United States Marine Field McConnell has linked the apparent use of Serco air traffic controllers in the stealth hijack of MH Flight 370 on March 8, to his sister Kristine ‘Con Air’ Marcy’s alleged rendition of Red Switch Network hackers to Diego Garcia – ‘a clandestine British base tapping undersea cables in the Middle East’.
McConnell claims that his sister set up a Con Air (U.S. Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System) rendition, torture and hacking facility on Diego Garcia in in 1994 in a covert and illegal agreement with Churchill grandson and former U.K. Minister of Defence (1994-1997), Nicholas Soames whose brother Rupert Soames now runs Serco.
McConnell also claims that Soames ordered Serco to start training Malaysian air traffic controllers in 1996 while Marcy arranged U.S. Small Business Administration loans needed by Serco protégé companies to fund a global air traffic control service over FAA Contract Towers, E4Bs and the Diego Garcia undersea cables in preparation for the hack of the Red Switch Network and the stealth hijacks of 9/11.
“Business Insider …. There’s A Huge New Snowden Leak — And No One Knows
Where It Came From [UPDATED]
JUN. 3, 2014, 2:36 PM
On Tuesday, news site The Register published a story containing explosive “above top secret” information about Britain’s surveillance programs, including details of a “clandestine British base tapping undersea cables in the Middle East.” Reporter Duncan Campbell, who wrote the story, said it was based on documents “leaked by fugitive NSA sysadmin Edward Snowden” that other news outlets had declined to publish.
However, it’s not necessarily clear how Campbell got his hands on Snowden’s document stash.
Glenn Greenwald, who published the first stories based on Snowden’s documents in The Guardian, told Business Insider on Tuesday that Snowden has “no source relationship” with Campbell.
“Snowden has no source relationship with Duncan (who is a great journalist), and never provided documents to him directly or indirectly, as Snowden has made clear,” Greenwald said in an email. “I can engage in informed speculation about how Duncan got this document — it’s certainly a document that several people in the Guardian UK possessed — but how he got it is something only he can answer.”
For his part, Campbell is not interested in discussing how he got the documents used for his story.
“Journalists in the UK — just as in the US — do not reveal their sources, or respond to questions as to confidential sources. We protect them. That is our obligation and our duty,” Campbell wrote in an email to Business Insider.
This isn’t the first story Campbell has published allegedly based on Snowden documents. Last August, Campbell wrote a piece for The Independent about the secret British surveillance base. In that article, Campbell suggested The Guardian “agreed to the Government’s request not to publish any material contained in the Snowden documents that could damage national security,” including the existence of the surveillance base.
Greenwald responded with a column that included a statement from Snowden saying he had not worked with Campbell and speculating the documents were actually by the British government as part of an attempt to make the case his leaks were “harmful.”
In addition to Snowden’s theory that Campbell may have obtained documents from a government source, it also seems possible he was leaked information by a Guardian staffer with access to the documents. Business Insider asked Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger about this possibility on Tuesday and received a response from a representative for the paper who said they have no idea how Campbell obtained any of Snowden’s documents.
“We don’t know who Mr Campbell’s source is. We have always been open and transparent about all of our reporting partners,” the representative said.
So it seems someone out there is in possession of Snowden documents other newspapers have declined to publish and is eager to release them. In other words, the Snowden leaks have leaked.
[UPDATE 20:45 EDT] Duncan Campbell told Wired UK that he “was able to look at some of the material provided in Britain to the Guardian by Edward Snowden last year.”
Campbell, who has been reporting about Britain’s signals intelligence agency (GCHQ) for more than 30 years, would not answer a question about whether he has copies of the relevant documents.”
“Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Could Jet’s System Have Been Hacked?
By Mary-Ann Russon
March 12, 2014 10:52 BST
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Could the computer system on Malaysia Airlines MH370 have been tampered with?
A document filed on the US Federal Register website indicates that aircraft manufacturer Boeing applied to have additional security installed aboard some of its 777 series of airplanes five months ago to prevent onboard hacking of critical computer systems.
Boeing said that it was upgrading the 777-200, 777-300 and 777-300ER series of passenger jet with a new onboard network system.
The concern was that the passenger inflight entertainment system would be connected to critical systems for managing the safety and maintenance of the aircraft.
Passenger setback entertainment systems come with ethernet and USB ports, which would in theory enable access to a hacker to the critical computer systems.
Boeing asked the Federal Aviation Administration to alter its licence to allow it to add a “network extension device” to separate the various systems from each other.
That would prevent accidental or deliberate tampering with the critical system.
“This proposed data network and design integration may result in security vulnerabilities from intentional or unintentional corruption of data and systems critical to the safety and maintenance of the airplane,” the document reads.
“The existing regulations and guidance material did not anticipate this type of system architecture or electronic access to aircraft systems. Furthermore, regulations and current system safety assessment policy and techniques do not address potential security vulnerabilities, which could be caused by unauthorized access to aircraft data buses and servers.”
The Federal Aviation Administration approved the licence change and told Boeing that the new system design had to protect against “unauthorized sources internal to the airplane” and “prevent inadvertent and malicious changes to, and all adverse impacts upon, airplane equipment, systems, networks, or other assets required for safe flight and operations”.
Boeing also had to make sure that adding the network extension device followed safety guidelines and would not have an impact on the aircraft’s flying capability.
Could a problem with the software keeping the plane’s computer systems separate have led to accidental tampering with the critical systems?
New Scientist is reporting that the Malaysia Airlines jet sent out at least two bursts of technical data using the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) before it disappeared. The useful engine data relates to critical flight systems and avionics.
Although Malaysia Airlines said that the plane made no distress calls, the engine data may hold clues. According to International Civil Aviation Organisation rules, such reports are normally kept secret until air investigators need them.
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“The SAFE (Southern Africa –Far East- West Africa Submarine cable)
This work was compiled by Saweda Liverpool and Cliff Missen
The SAFE (Southern Africa –Far East- West Africa Submarine cable) also known as SAT3/WASC/SAFE, is a telecommunications network designed to link by a fiber-optic cable Europe to South East Asia passing through Spain, Portugal, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Angola, South Africa, Mauritius, Reunion, India and Malaysia. The project involves the laying of an undersea optical cable linking all regions concerned. The cable will offer alternative route from east to west and vice versa and with a total of 17 landing points in 15 countries. The SAFE (Southern Africa –Far East- West Africa Submarine cable) also known as SAT3/WASC/SAFE, is a telecommunications network designed to link by a fiber-optic cable Europe to South East Asia passing through Spain, Portugal, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Angola, South Africa, Mauritius, Reunion, India and Malaysia. The project involves the laying of an undersea optical cable linking all regions concerned. The cable will offer alternative route from east to west and vice versa and with a total of 17 landing points in 15 countries.
The SAFE project was initiated in the early nineties with the objective of linking South Africa to Asia via the Indian Ocean Countries. The first operators to become interested in the project were Telekom SA of South Africa and Telekom Malaysia. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed to that effect in June 1996. In September 1996 Mauritius Telecom became a party to the MoU followed later by France Telecom and VSNL from India.
At the same time (1997) Telkom Sa, Sonatel of Senegal, Ghana Telecom and OPTG of Gabon signed an MOU on the implementation of the SAT3/WASC system for the installation of a high capacity fibre optic cable system linking their respective territories. Many other African and other global operators joined the project and to the benefit of all the parties , the promoters decided to merge the SAFE project with the WASC/SAT3 in order to cover the globe from East to West and extend the cable to western Europe. Today the project is known as the SAT3/WASC/SAFE and the total number of promoters of the project which will cost more than US$600 is 36.
The SAT3/ WASC/SAFE fibre optic cable from Europe to Malaysia via India will probably be about 28,000 km, the longest cable in the world, with an expandable capacity of 100 gigabytes.
The SAT-3/WASC/SAFE system results from the combination, in 1998, of two projects: SAT-3/WASC (South Africa Telecommunications – West African Submarine Cable) and SAFE (South Africa-Far East). It has 16 landing points in 15 countries from Portugal to Malaysia. From Portugal it runs along the western coast of Africa, serving ten African countries on the way to Cape Town. From there it continues to India and Malaysia, with landing points on Reunion Island and Mauritius. Construction began in December 1999 and was completed in December 2001.
The submarine system comprises two fiberoptic pairs with ultimate potential capacity of 130 Gbps for the SAFE segment and 120 Gbps for the SAT-3/WASC segment. This is the equivalent of six million simultaneous phone calls or downloading of 35 DVDs per second. This capacity will accommodate growing traffic from telephony, multimedia and Internet services while significantly reducing transmission times. Thanks to the massive bandwidth available, new broadband applications will be spawned in these countries, facilitating foreign trade.
The system contractors were Alcatel Submarine Networks for the SAT-3/WASC segment and TyCom Ltd. For the SAFE link. Cable laying was sourced to specialized cableship operators, including France Telecom Marine, which installed 3,000 kilometers. France Telecom Marine subsidiary Chamarel Marine Services has been responsible for system maintenance since June 2001 for the segment between the latitude of Dakar in the Atlantic Ocean and Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. This service zone covers 20,000 kilometers, or 70 percent of the total cable length.”
McConnell believes Serco is a racketeering influenced and corrupt organization (RICO) and all its contracts, including Diego Garcia operations of the Red Switch Network, global air traffic control and the tapping of undersea cables, should be rescinded with appropriate penalties.
Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222
David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blowA-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation