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Ed P
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There are different stories about how the Argentinians learned about the compromise of their encipherments. The most common explanation is that they found out via member of Parliament Ted Rowlands who revealed in the House of Commons on 3 April 1982, that GCHQ was reading Argentine diplomatic communications.

I guess one should add idiot politicians to the list of people who should know better. The above quote comes from a Dutch article about Maximator (not the Munich beer) which is the European equivalent of Five Eyes. (link here – a good read)