09 September 2013 23:46 [Source: ICIS news]
CAMPINAS, Brazil (ICIS)--Brazil Petrobras admitted on Monday that the US National Security Agency (NSA) could have accessed data from the company, the energy producer said.
"About 90% of the external messages Petrobras receives are disregarded for presenting potential damaging characteristics. Those characteristics could have, eventually, allowed access to data from Petrobras," the company said in a statement.
The accusations against the NSA came public on Sunday after a Brazilian television programme showed Petrobras documents that were supposedly spied on by the ?xml:namespace>
The programme, Globo TV, said it obtained the classified documents from Edward Snowden, the former NSA intelligence contractor who defected to
"This way, if confirmed the facts divulged by the press, it's evident that the reason of the attempts of violation and espionage is not the security or the combat of terrorism, but economic and strategic interests," she said.
Rousseff said the Brazilian government is trying to obtain clarification from the
Allegations of the NSA spying on countries such as
The allegations have led to a chilling of the relationship between Rousseff and
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