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To avoid NSA, Cisco gear gets delivered to strange addresses

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  • Cio
  • 2 years ago

One of the most successful U.S. National Security Agency spying programs involved intercepting IT equipment en route to customers and modifying it.
At secret workshops, backdoor surveillance tools were inserted into routers, servers and networking equipment before the equipment was repackaged and sent to customers outside the U.S.

The program, run by the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO) group, was revealed by documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and reported by Der Spiegel and Glenn Greenwald.

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