Glenn Greenwald of The Week Magazine published the latest discovery of NSA monitoring leaks, it seems as though they have been tampering with US-made internet routers en route to foreign markets.
A new collection of documents leaked by Edward Snowden states the NSA intercepted U.S.-manufactured routers destined for export in order to implant backdoors within their circuits.
Surprisingly, this kind of activity is what the federal government accused Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei of performing in 2012 on behalf of the Chinese government.
What the NSA is apparently performing is outlined within a leaked report that Greenwald describes in his new book, it’s dated June 2010 and from the head of the NSA’s Access and Target Development division, in accordance with the Guardian. This report specifies the NSA supposedly intercepting US-made equipment, embedding backdoor monitoring tools, then repackaging the equipment and sending it to global customers.
The report will have a significant effect on US organizations that export technology, Greenwald proposes that the NSA has organized a smear campaign on Chinese competitors to seize its market for US manufacturers and to deploy spy implants on a large scale.
The NSA chief Admiral Mike Rogers, in a recent meeting in Washington, has protected the NSA surveillance programs, identifying them as legal and essential for Homeland security.
Rogers declared that he will meet counterparts from foreign countries to restore trust and strengthen co-operation against cyber threats.