Saturday, August 31, 2013

The NSA Has It's Own Team Of Elite Cyber Hackers

The NSA Has Its Own Team Of Elite Hackers -- Washington Post

Our Post colleagues have had a busy day. First, they released documents revealing the U.S. intelligence budget from National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden. Then they recounted exactly how the hunt for Osama bin Laden went down.

In that second report, Craig Whitlock and Barton Gellman shared a few tidbits about the role of the government’s hacking unit, Tailored Access Operations (TAO) in the hunt, writing that TAO “enabled the NSA to collect intelligence from mobile phones that were used by al-Qaeda operatives and other ‘persons of interest’ in the bin Laden hunt.”

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More News On The NSA's Elite Hacker Teams

‘Black budget’ leaked by Edward Snowden describes NSA team that hacks foreign targets -- Washington Post
U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, documents show -- Washington Post
U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary -- Washington Post
Black budget leaked by Edward Snowden gives details of agencies beyond CIA, NSA -- Washington Post
US intelligence agencies' 'black budget' detailed -- BBC
The ‘Black Budget,’ Revealed -- David Firestone, New York Times
Surveillance Spending Vastly More Than Previously Thought -- Bob Adelmann, New American

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