Der Spiegel: NSA Hacks Intercepted Computer Deliveries

Reporting based on information leaked by Edward Snowden


Revelations about the National Security Agency (NSA) keep on coming, this time in the form of information about its elite hacking unit called Tailored Access Operations (TAO), which helps the agency target specific people and computer networks around the world and has the ability to install "backdoors" in computers and other devices in order to gain access to those networks.

The report, based on leaked documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, waspublished on Sunday in the German magazine Der Spiegel.

The report shows that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities and even hijack Microsoft's internal error-reporting system to spy on their targets.