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NSA Surveillance Infected 50,000 PCs With Malware

Leaked document details agency's "implants," satellite intercepts, joint CIA eavesdropping operations, and embassy-based monitoring programs abroad.

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Shepy
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11/28/2013 | 7:33:14 AM
annoyed victims
"The NSA might activate that malware for a period of weeks, months, or even years. "The malware can be controlled remotely and be turned on and off at will. The 'implants' act as digital 'sleeper cells' that can be activated with a single push of a button," reported NRC Handelsblad. "The NSA presentation shows their CNE operations [are] in countries such as Venezuela and Brazil. The malware installed in these countries can remain active for years without being detected.""

I wonder how long it is till we see some massive international event because of this, i know Germany are looking at it very closely concerning their own systems,
WKash
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11/26/2013 | 1:51:54 PM
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It was interesting watching some of the JFK anniversary programs and the retelling of the Bay of Pigs dilemma. It was a reminder of the face off between what the military concluded  (America needs to attack) and what JFK concluded (Let's give Krushchev time to back down without losing face) -- all from the same intelligence. 

It's hard to for people and even Congressmen to appreciate what men like Alexander must balance in his dual hatted military-and-civilian roles.

 
Thomas Claburn
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11/26/2013 | 12:40:31 PM
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It's distressing how disinterested most congressional officials are in defending the Constitition.
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11/26/2013 | 7:07:49 AM
NSA
NSA surveillance can be bypassed if you have the proper Internet knowledge. I have created an eBook which teaches the users how to protect themselves from the NSA surveillance. You can check the eBook page here http://www.gofundme.com/yeswescan
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virsingh211,
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11/26/2013 | 3:04:54 AM
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@samicksha: you will be amazed to know, in 2008 The NSA had 20,000 implants for cyber operations, you can now calculate how this figure grew significantly.
samicksha
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samicksha,
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11/26/2013 | 1:43:15 AM
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Thanx to IW for bringing this news to us, i read about this news in more detail, The agency installed specialized malware referred to as "implants", and these implants persist through software and equipment upgrades and can be used to harvest communications, copy stored data and tunnel into the compromised networks from outside, according to the Washington Post. Their number is expected to reach over 85,000 by the end of 2013, i guess we already reached end of 2013...
WKash
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11/25/2013 | 5:52:06 PM
Dual Hatted
Gen. Keith Alexander continues to argue that the ability of Cyber Command and NSA to work jointly, under one chief, has been a lesson in cyber efficienciy. But it's increasingly unlikely that dual-hatted position will survive the way Alexander crafted it, after he reitres, in light of the continuing revelations about NSA's practices.
Thomas Claburn
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11/25/2013 | 4:35:31 PM
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Hmm, ebook vs. NSA. I know which one I'd pick in a fight.
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11/25/2013 | 3:47:55 PM
NSA surveillance
NSA surveillance can be bypassed if you have the proper Internet knowledge. I have created an eBook which teaches the users how to protect themselves from the NSA surveillance. You can check the eBook page here http://www.gofundme.com/yeswescan
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