LEVITATION and the FFU Hypothesis

Title

LEVITATION and the FFU Hypothesis

Subject

Web search terms

Description

This document is a CSEC presentation deck giving an overview of LEVITATION, "a behaviour-based target discovery project." LEVITATION is used to identify targets based on documents downloaded from free file upload (FFU) services such as Sendspace and Rapidshare. A special source, codenamed ATOMIC BANJO, collects HTTP metadata for FFU sites, which is then filtered for documents of interest. Metadata from the documents of interest is correlated to personally-identifying information, if available, from CSEC databases MUTANT BROTH and MARINA, with the aim of locating the person who downloaded the document. The presentation concludes with two successful case studies. <br><br> Christopher Parsons has written a more detailed analysis of the LEVITATION presentation, accessible <a href="https://www.christopher-parsons.com/writings/cse-summaries/#levitation-and" target="_blank">here.</a>

Creator

Communications Security Establishment Canada

Publisher

CBC

Relation

Snowden

Language

en

Source:Classification

Top Secret

Source:Redactions

Personnel names redacted

Report:Creator

Dave Seglins

NumPages

21

CreatorOffice

CSEC

Date:Leaked

2015-01-28

Distribution

5VEY

Surveillance Programs

LEVITATION; OLYMPIA

Collection

Citation

Communications Security Establishment Canada, “LEVITATION and the FFU Hypothesis,” Snowden Archive, accessed July 4, 2022, https://grid.glendon.yorku.ca/items/show/229.

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