Bolivian president accuses US of hacking into officials` emails

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 14:31

Johannesburg: Bolivian President Evo Morales has accused US intelligence of hacking into the e-mail accounts of country`s top officials.

Morales added that he had even shut his account for fears of being hacked by the US.

According to news24, Morales said that he learned about the alleged US e-mail snooping at the Mercosur regional summit in Montevideo earlier this week, the report said.

He said that US intelligence agents have accessed the e-mails of the country`s most senior authorities in Bolivia.

Morales speculated that the US hoped to use the information in the e-mails to plan a future invasion of Bolivia.

He then renewed his offer of asylum to Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower, saying that the country would follow all `diplomatic norms and international accords` in the case.

Snowden has been accused of revealing vast surveillance programmes by the US to collect phone and Internet data.


First Published: Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 14:31

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