It has emerged that U.S. and British intelligence
spied on foreign anti－virus software companies，.. including two from Korea，… as they sought
to enhance their offensive surveillance techniques. Citing fresh documents leaked by NSA whistleblower
Edward Snowden more than two years ago， U.S.－based online news site ′The Intercept′
reported Monday that the U.S. National Security Agency and Britain′s GCHQ spent years reverse－engineering
computer security software made by at least 23 anti－virus firms around the globe，
including two from Korea，… Ahnlab and Hauri.
According to the documents， the spy agencies monitored email traffic to obtain information
on software vulnerability or malware reports.