Greenwald: NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers With Malware
UPDATE: I noticed that Charles already posted about this on the front page. littlegreenfootballs.com
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.
Greenwald would like to create the impression that NSA is somehow making it unsafe to use facebook.
I could not bring myself to read his extremely long article, but he is clearly operating under the M.O. that Charles has identified. The secret Snowden files show that the NSA is “planning” to infect millions of computers. Of course Greenwald doesn’t actually say that there has been indiscriminate targeting of computers, nor that there has been any domestic targeting at all. Instead, the program at issue concerns the automation of attempts to hack into foreign intelligence networks etc.