To help secure an insider advantage, GCHQ also established …

To help secure an insider advantage, GCHQ also established a Humint Operations Team (HOT). Humint, short for “human intelligence” refers to information gleaned directly from sources or undercover agents.

This GCHQ team was, according to an internal document, “responsible for identifying, recruiting and running covert agents in the global telecommunications industry.”

The Guardian: US and UK spy agencies defeat privacy and security on the internet (5.9.2013)

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