How the NSA Steals Information
How the NSA’s 1,000 in house hackers are using malware to steal sensitive information.–PC Pitstop
By Stu Sjouwerman, for KnowBe4.com Security Awareness Training
The revelations are getting wilder by the week. The NSA has its own botnet, they infected more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malicious software designed to steal sensitive information. Documents provided by whistleblower Snowden and seen by the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, prove this. (link below)
The NSA’s 1,000 in-house hackers (they are called Tailored Access Operations) have created malware that apparently has escaped all antivirus tools just like Stuxnet did. I wonder if the code base is similar. NSA’s intelligence pals in the UK (GCHQ) have been gratefully using the malware as well, infecting a Belgium telecom provider where a sample was found in September 2013.
And how did GCHQ do it? — Article continued here.
This excerpt appears with permission from knowbe4.com.