Wednesday, April 25, 2012

US Experts To Help Decrypt 'FARC' Computers

Via (23 April 2012) -

A team of U.S. computer experts has arrived in Colombia to help national authorities recover information from the computer of deceased FARC leader "Alfonso Cano," reported Colombian newspaper El Espectador Monday.

Investigators with the Prosecutor General's office are working to break encryption codes on seven computers, 38 USB sticks and 24 hard drives recovered after a military bombing killed Cano in November, 2011.

The technology was retrieved from a FARC camp after the attack in Suarez, a town in the southwestern Cauca department.

The heavily-encrypted data uses four languages and multiple passwords, and requires the "meticulous" skills of the U.S. team to salvage and analyze it.

Investigators have already recovered some information from Cano's computer, including a plan to attack five army air bases with remote controlled helicopters.


Some of the 'plans' may be more aspirational, than operational ;)

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