MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 25 (UPI) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone was tapped by at least five foreign intelligence agencies, not just by the United States, a German magazine said.
Besides the U.S. National Security Agency, Merkel's phone was monitored by the British, Russian, Chinese and North Korean surveillance agencies, weekly news magazine Focus reported, citing an unnamed German security official.
Focus magazine also said foreign intelligence agencies tried more than 100 times last year to recruit German politicians, civil servants, military personnel and other people, including scientists, to be informants.
Russia is particularly active in Germany, the magazine said.
German intelligence officials said last week they would fortify their countersurveillance efforts in response to the NSA spying revelations.
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