Snowden revealed that the
NSA has been hacking
computer networks around
world for years. Many
countries have a long history
of spying on foreign
corporations and countries
for their own benefit.
However, the U.S.A
describes its own actions for
spying in terms like
“espionage,” or “intelligence-
Governments around the world are getting into
cyberwar big time.
About 30 countries have cyberwar divisions in their
the United States, Russia, China, the major European
countries, Israel, India, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand,
and a handful of African countries.
In the United States, this effort is led by U.S. Cyber
Command at the Department of Defense.
Department of Defense.
Stuxnet is the first military-grade cyberweapon
known to be deployed by one country against
another. It was launched in 2009 by the United
States and Israel against the Natanz nuclear
facility in Iran, and succeeded in causing
significant physical damage. In 2012 allegedly Iran
use it to attack Saudi Aramco and damaged about
30,000 of the national oil company’s computers.
Many countries buy software from private
companies to facilitate their hacking.
One of these is an Italian cyberweapons
manufacturer called Hacking Team that sells
hacking systems to governments worldwide for use
against computer and smartphone operating
systems. The mobile malware installs itself
remotely and collects e-mails, text messages, call
history, address books, search-history data, and
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It can take screenshots; record audio to monitor either calls
or ambient noise, snap photos, and monitor the phone’s GPS
coordinates. It then sends all of that data back to its handlers.
These are some of the most common ways your being spied on. Through
License plate readers, Public cameras, Personal Computers, Cell
Phones, Cars, Most electronic devices, Credit Cards, The internet such
as social media sites, like Facebook, Google, Instagram, and many
Drones, and Satellites.