NSA's repeated claims about having its surveillance apparatus under control have taken another hit after the agency has been legally forced to publish a huge batch of previously classified documents.
Journalists from the NYT and ProPublica have joined efforts and have published the most explosive article to date dealing with revelations about NSA spying efforts.
F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen has shared several interesting slides from a presentation that displays the wide range of capabilities offered by the FinFisher commercial spyware toolkit.
Leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and analyzed by The Washington Post reporters, the summary of the $52.6 billion US National Intelligence Program budget for the 2013 fiscal year reveals that, among other things: the CIA requested almost double the funding than the NSAthese two agencies have "begun aggressive new efforts to hack into foreign computer networks to steal information or sabotage enemy systems"the US intelligence community was worried about insiders leaking confidential information even before the Snowden incident, and that they planned to investigate some 4,000 employees and contractors that have been given high-level security clearancesthe five mission objectives of the US intelligence community are to combat terrorism, warn US leaders about critical events, stop the spread of illicit weapons, conduct cyber operations, and defend against foreign espionage."The documents make clear that U.S.
Many things have been unveiled by the documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, but the question of how he managed to extract them from the agency's internal network without triggering any alarms is still unanswered.