NSA Implanted Malware onto 50K-or-more PC-Networks Globally
Edward Snowden the well-known whistleblower and an erstwhile employee of U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) leaked out through a highly secretive slide how the agency broke into over 50,000 PC-networks across the world during 2012, planting malware onto them so advanced espionage operations could be carried out, published mashable.com dated November 23, 2013.
Indeed, it was NRC Handelsblad a Dutch newspaper that published the latest disclosure. The disclosed record displayed certain world map which outlined over 50,000 global implants categorized within what's called Computer Network Exploitation (CNE) - a terminology that NSA attaches to malware infections.
There are several reasons why the CNE revelation amounts to a significant problem. First, because NSA was at all utilizing malicious software against foreign organizations, telecom giants, ISPs, citizens and governments, it's sure to bring forth more trouble for a by now shamed government agency. After hacking into any PC-network, the malicious software similar as several invasive software followed the commands of NSA hackers for stealing data and then transmitting the same onto the government of USA computers.
The NRC Handelsblad reports that under the execution by Tailored Access Operations, the CNE operators such as the high profile computer hackers' team of NSA reportedly, attacked Belgacom a telecom company of Belgium. But, earlier as per reports, that attack originated from an NSA supporter, the intelligence agency -UK Government Communications HQ.
The Belgacom attack clearly indicates that NSA is power thirsty which present constitutional liberties/privacy laws cannot sufficiently quench.
An alleged 'sleeper cell' malicious program infected about 20,000 computers 5-yrs back continuing from whence the number has become two-fold or more to expectedly becoming 85,000 by the time 2013 ends. The new report particularly confirms Washington Post's assertion in early 2013 regarding the way NSA's spying software simply reflected its expansive and insidious nature.
Washington Post further published how NSA worked on one fresh version of the latest malware, which recognized voice commands, followed with merely gathering the information's desired excerpts.
To conclude, Snowden's recent leakages have utterly affected America's relations with its supporting countries besides losing its own people's trust in the U.S government.
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