Tag: NSA

NSA’s EternalBlue Exploit Cripples US City Infrastructures With Ease

Not too many people should be surprised to learn the EternalBlue hacking exploit is still making the rounds. After becoming a successful tool to deliver WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware, it now seems the exploit is being used to target major cities’ infrastructure. Criminals are having a field day with this exploit. Considering how it was initially developed by the NSA, one could go as far as claiming how justice is …
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The NSA Seeks to End its Mass Phone Surveillance Project

In this day and age of technology and mass surveillance, the NSA has gotten a very bad reputation in quick succession. This is primarily the result of the agency’s own doing and how they have seemingly gone all-in on mass phone surveillance in the US and beyond. That situation may now come to change, as the agency officially recommends to end its phone surveillance program. A very surprising turn of …
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The NSA Spied on Bitcoin Users – Leaked Documents by Snowden Reveal

Your Bitcoin transactions are being actively monitored by the National Security Agency (NSA) according to classified documents that were released by Edward Snowden. The documents reveal how the NSA has made monitoring of cryptocurrency use a priority, especially Bitcoin. Device identifiers, internet activity and user passwords are just a few of the important private pieces of information the agency has been collecting over the years. Covert Program The NSA achieved …
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US Senate Ends Debate on NSA’s Warrantless Mass Surveillance Proposal

The last thing our society needs is having another government agency be granted even more oversight. This is especially true if that agency is none other than the NSA. For some reason, the US Senate has voted to end debate on expanding the NSA’s surveillance authority even further. The debate in question was rather one-sided, and the “but terrorism” argument was seemingly sufficient to persuade legislators. This is anything but a positive development for …
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