NSA Caught Embedding Spyware in Hard Drives

A Russian research group, Kaspersky Lab, has uncovered a very tricky bit of NSA spyware that can embed in virtually any hard drive, no matter the manufacturer, to collect information, or even control computers remotely: According to Kaspersky, the spies made a technological breakthrough by figuring out how to lodge malicious software in the obscure code called firmware that launches every time a computer is turned on. . . . Though the leaders of the still-active espionage campaign could have Read more […]