RT: Snowden leak – NSA plans to infect ‘millions’ of computers

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Published time: March 12, 2014 17:22

The Threat Operations Center inside the National Security Agency (NSA) (AFP Photo)The Threat Operations Center inside the National Security Agency (NSA) (AFP Photo)

Yet more previously secret surveillance operations waged by the United States National Security Agency were made public Wednesday morning thanks to leaked documents supplied by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

The files — published first by The Intercept this week and dissected over the course of a 3,000-word article attributed to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher — bring to light a number of previously unreported programs undertaken by the secretive US spy agency, including operations that have given the NSA the potential to infect millions of computers around the world by relying on malicious software that’s sent to targets through surreptitious means.

In recent years, however, the NSA has reportedly made adjustments to these operations that enable them to by carried out automatically without the direct aid of human spies —…

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