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Government Sponsored Hacking: NSA masqueraded as Google to spy on web users

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The NSA used ‘man in the middle’ hack attacks to impersonate Google and fool web users, leaks have revealed. The technique circumvents encryption by redirecting users to a copycat site which relays all the data entered to NSA data banks.

  Brazilian television network Globo News released a report based on classified data divulged by  former CIA worker Edward Snowden on Sunday. The report itself  blew the whistle on US government spying on Brazilian oil giant  Petrobras, but hidden in amongst the data was information the NSA  had impersonated Google to get its hands on user data.  
  Globo TV showed slides from a 2012 NSA presentation explaining  how the organization intercepts data and re-routes it to NSA  central. One of the convert techniques the NSA uses to do this is  a ‘man in the middle’ (MITM) hack attack.  
  This particular method of intercepting internet communications is  quite common among expert hackers as it avoids having to break  through encryption. Essentially, NSA operatives log into a router  used by an internet service provider and divert ‘target traffic’   to a copycat MITM site, whereupon all the data entered is relayed  to the NSA. The data released by Edward Snowden and reported on  by Globo News suggests the NSA carried out these attacks  disguised as Google.


Written by voiceoftruthusa

September 13, 2013 at 5:12 pm

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