The NSA and GCHQ have tracked and monitored the activities of independent and nation-state hackers, along with some of the foremost security researchers in order to gather information.
GCHQ created a program called LOVELY HORSE to monitor and index public discussion by hackers on Twitter and other social media. The Twitter accounts designated for collection in the 2012 document are shown below.
Around 60 blogs and 36 other Twitter accounts, all listed by the Intercept, could be flattered by the agency’s interest, the document states.
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