Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Has the NSA made us all targets of foreign enemies?
The New York Times has a long and detailed story of the breakdown of the work of the “Shadow Breakers” at the NSA, and how the tools of the group were taken and used to develop ransomware to target some consumers, especially less secure companies and hospitals last spring.
The booklet-length article by Scott Shane, Nicole Perlroth, and David E. Sanger appears here.
You wonder how safe any computer or website or company will be against an enemy that is determined and combative enough, to infiltrate the NSA through employees or contractors.
And EFF has made so much of the surveillance issue over the years.