Dec 292013
 

“TAO:” not to be confused with “Tao,” unless you consider it the NSA’s path or way….

Here’s your must-read news story for today, from Spiegel in Germany:

The NSA’s TAO hacking unit is considered to be the intelligence agency’s top secret weapon. It maintains its own covert network, infiltrates computers around the world and even intercepts shipping deliveries to plant back doors in electronics ordered by those it is targeting.

Read the Spiegel article here.  The article credits “Spiegel Staff,” but at the very end of the article, it says:

REPORTED BY JACOB APPELBAUM, LAURA POITRAS, MARCEL ROSENBACH, CHRISTIAN STÖCKER, JÖRG SCHINDLER AND HOLGER STARK

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