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NSA Reportedly Infected 50,000 Computer Networks Worldwide
2013-11-26 04:12:49

Bryan P. Carpender for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) reportedly hacked more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide by mid-2012, infecting them with malware, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the former government employee and whistleblower. This new information obtained by Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad comes from a leaked PowerPoint slide showing a world map that highlights more than 50,000 worldwide “implants” of...

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2009-01-13 13:10:00

A list of the world's most dangerous coding mistakes was put together with help from the U.S. National Security Agency. The list contains 25 entry errors that cyber criminals could use to cause serious security breaches in vulnerable areas. And many of these errors are not well understood by programmers, experts said. Just two of the errors resulted in more than 1.5 million web site security breaches during 2008, according to the SANS Institute in Maryland. Experts believe this may be the...

2008-02-07 12:00:27

The U.S. National Security Agency has awarded IBM (NYSE: IBM) a technology and services contract for the High Assurance Platform (HAP) program. NSA and IBM will work together to design and develop the next generation of high assurance workstations, servers and pervasive computing technology. The contract, awarded in the fourth quarter, has an estimated contract value of $9.4 million over 15 months. The goal of the HAP program is to assist the IT industry with an approach that can be used by...

2006-01-01 01:45:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Data swept up by the U.S. National Security Agency's controversial eavesdropping on communications between the United States and overseas has been sent to sister federal agencies for cross-checking with other databases, The Washington Post reported on Sunday. Citing current and former administration officials whom it did not identify, the Post said the NSA had handed such information to the Defense Intelligence Agency among other government offices. Information from...


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