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NSA Pretended to Be Facebook to Infect Millions of Computers

Glad I don't use social media sites.


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As part of its efforts to install malware on “millions” of computers worldwide, the National Security Agency impersonated Facebook to trick targets into downloading malicious code.

“In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a launching pad to infect a target’s computer and exfiltrate files from a hard drive,” reports The Intercept in its latest expose based on top-secret documents obtained by Edward Snowden.

“[The NSA] has sent out spam emails laced with the malware, which can be tailored to covertly record audio from a computer’s microphone and take snapshots with its webcam. The hacking systems have also enabled the NSA to launch cyberattacks by corrupting and disrupting file downloads or denying access to websites.”

The Facebook trick was called QUANTUMHAND by the NSA, and was initially tested on “about a dozen targets” before being launched on a larger scale in 2010, the documents show.

What began as a way to hit “hart-to-reach” targets – around 100 to 150 of them, as of 2004 – the NSA’s malware-spreading efforts have since proliferated to potentially millions of computers around the globe using an automated system known internally as TURBINE. Using TURBINE, documents reveal, gave members of the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO) unit the ability to tap into, or destroy, computers on a massive scale.
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Re: NSA Pretended to Be Facebook to Infect Millions of Computers

Is any of that real? How does the government stalk you if you don't have a webcam or mic?

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Is any of that real? How does the government stalk you if you don't have a webcam or mic?
IP address???
guessing....


and im not surprised, they got more dirty tricks than the vegas whores do

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Is any of that real? How does the government stalk you if you don't have a webcam or mic?
They can download/upload to your computer and see what you see, which is why passwords have the characters hidden while being typed.

They could control your computer and set you up with it if they wanted.

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They can download/upload to your computer and see what you see, which is why passwords have the characters hidden while being typed.

They could control your computer and set you up with it if they wanted.
Scary.

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A world of potential Patsies from sea to shining sea!

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So THAT'S why my phone has the Trojan Virus

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Zuckerberg phones Obama, ‘frustrated’ by NSA’s extensive spying

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg called President Obama to express his frustrations and concerns, following an alarming report that the NSA has been apeing his company’s servers to install malware on other computers.

“I've called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future,” Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook wall Thursday. “Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform.”

On Wednesday, Glenn Grenwald wrote on newly news site The Intercept of the NSA’s efforts to dramatically expand its program of mass hacking, citing classified files provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The documents call out a program called QUANTUMHAND, which was launched on a wide scale in 2010 and masquerades as a Facebook server to act as a “launching pad” for malware that infects computers and sneaks files from their hard drives.
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this could be linked to the malaysia plane thread!!

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