Tuesday, February 17, 2015

relax -- NSA's got your number

As usual, Reuters does some very good reporting:

(Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.
That long-sought and closely guarded ability was part of a cluster of spying programs discovered by Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based security software maker that has exposed a series of Western cyberespionage operations.


  1. I imagine american security companies knew about it, but only russian security companies would report it.

  2. I hope the NSA didn't see my last letter to Santa....