Tag: NSA

NSA Collected 151 Million Phone Records in 2016

By the look of things, the NSA will not give up its habits of collecting data about consumers anytime soon. Although a new law has gone into effect in 2015 – the Freedom Act – it has done very little to thwart NSA’s mass surveillance techniques. In fact, the agency recorded 151 million phone calls in 2016 alone. The bigger question is what they plan to do with all of …
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A Security Researcher Created a Tool to Test for NSA’s DoublePulsar Malware

Recently, the Shadow Brokers hacking group revealed a number of hacking tools that are believed to have been developed and used by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Among these was the DoublePulsar ‘implant’, which is essentially a malware downloader that serves as an intermediary for potent malware to reach infected computers. A security researcher has now created a tool that will allow you to know if your computer is …
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US Government Hacks Global Bank System, Neccesity of Bitcoin

The US government’s ongoing extensive surveillance on the global banking system and payment transfers is demonstrating an urgent necessity of a decentralized financial network such as bitcoin. Over the past few months, various organizations including Wikileaks and Shadow Brokers have exploited most of the malpractices of the National Security Agency of the US. One of the recent tools of the NSA that was leaked and exploited on the dark web …
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Former NSA Contractor Faces 30 years In Prison For Data Theft

Harold Thomas Martin, a former NSA employee has gotten himself in quite a bit of trouble since departing the agency. Federal prosecutors claim to have evidence of him stealing classified information. In fact, this indictment marks the largest classified information theft in US history, as several terabytes of data may have been obtained illegally. An intriguing story that puts the NSA in an even worse spotlight than before. NSA Contractor Takes …
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