The mysterious boxes highlighted on top of the US embassies in Stockholm, Moscow, Berlin and Beijing.
A recent leaked documents from the whistle-blower reveals the greatness of Edward Snowden "engine" of the National Security Agency (NSA) in the course of a spy. Surveillance and tapping machine is a digital application evil or so-called malware.
U.S. intelligence agencies have a system called "TURBINE" that can spread malware millions at a time. TURBINE is under NSA hackers unit called Tailored Access Operations (TAO).
Documents cited by The Register of The Intercept revealed that the TURBINE able to handle malware that infects the computer in "large scale (millions of units)" through an automated system that controls implanted malware in groups.
TURBINE have "expert system" that will automatically choose the type of malware that is matched with the target and the particular situation, and then install it on the target computer. Thus, this system requires little human intervention to be run.
Types of malware such as those coded name of "grok" that can record keyboard keystrokes, "CAPTIVATEDAUDIENCE" which can record sound through a microphone, or SALVAGERABBIT that can copy data from computer storage media.
NSA system design is similar to other sophisticated cyber weapon ever makes a scene in the virtual world, such as Stuxnet and Flame. Both programs also allegedly deliberately made by certain countries.
NSA has enabled TURBINE least since July 2010 and has infected up to 100,000 computers.
TURBINE sensor system is also connected to the NSA called "TURMOIL" which tapped into a worldwide computer network to monitor data traffic and identifying potential targets. TURMOIL can track targets via e-mail address, or IP, or cookies from sites such as Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo!.
Author: Oik Yusuf
Editor: Reza Wahyudi
Source: The Register, quoted from: http://tekno.kompas.com/, Thursday, March 13, 2014, 18:31 pm.