South Korea admits to packet tapping Gmail

The National Intelligence Service (NIS) in South Korea has admitted to packet tapping Gmail, even through the HTTPS protocol. Packet tapping is a method of viewing a user’s transmitted data in real time. Gmail originally switched to HTTPS in 2010 after China was found packet tapping their unsecured HTTP protocol. If the claims are true, it will be the first time that someone has broken HTTPS, which was previously thought to be nearly impossible.