Posts tagged US
Posts tagged US
If all of the known National Security Agency surveillance wasn’t enough, the organization infected 50,000 computer networks with malware that could “steal sensitive information,” according to new slides published by Dutch paper NRC.
The information published this weekend is another revelation courtesy of leaker Edward Snowden. The 50,000-figure comes from a 2012 presentation slide explaining how the NSA acquired information worldwide. It described an initiative called “Computer Network Exploitation” (CNE), which NRC reports as “the secret infiltration of computer systems achieved by installing malware.” The slide shows that CNE’s reach spans five continents worldwide.
As CNET noticed, an NSA webpage for job applicants describes the CNE strategy as well as other “Computer Network Operations.” The CNE function includes “enabling actions and intelligence collection via computer networks that exploit data gathered from target or enemy information systems or networks,” according to the page.
NRC connects this most recent piece of information to a series of Washington Post reports on the NSA-TAO (Tailored Access Operations) group (the latest story on that is from August). The NSA allegedly had 20,000 implants for cyber operations in 2008—so this figure grew significantly in just four years. The NRC writes that this type of operation has been happening since 1998, and the malware at this point can be remotely activated and deactivated at the push of a button.
Happy July 4th folks
If I were a conspiracy theorist, I’d be all over the timing of these decision releases. They go and trample every right everywhere, and finally, at the last bell, say ‘Oh, but here’s this really basic thing we’ve dragged our feet on for ages, here, have THIS right!…
^^^ All of this.
Eric de Barros
some awesome signs outside the Supreme Court
May I just please direct your attention to the facial expression of the girl in the middle last picture? It’s quite amazing.
not long ago our marriage was illegal
if that doesn’t put shit in perspective then what does
Get with the program
We have a once-in-a-generation chance to help end a failed 50-year-old war. But we have only have hours to make it happen. Sign the urgent petition!
Megyn Kelly vs. bloggers who don’t believe in working moms
I was just watching this clip today, and I really like how she makes a point of addressing the “science” that these idiot bloggers use, and how it’s the same sort of logic used during 60s and the civil rights movement.
Former drone operator Brandon Bryant, on his first drone strike.
Bryant quit the drone program after realizing its disregard for life and how numb strikes made him feel, saying he “couldn’t do it anymore.”
Everyone should read this to understand just SOME of the fuckery that goes on without the public’s knowledge
just saw this on facebook, who ever did this is a genius!
but we truly do.
found this in my likes
Who are you more inclined to believe?