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Expanding Endpoint Operations


Tailored Access Operations, NSA's elite hackers, are expanding their endpoint operations -- hacking directly into computers to steal information -- and are establishing the new endpoint operations remote operations center, scheduled to come online in the summer of 2005, that "is capable of managing and conducting endpoint operations on a scale that will dramatically expand collection." The physical office space of this new center will allow TAO to "grow from the current average of 20-25 of these operations per day to over 100 per day," and will allow TAO to increase the number of "active implants," or actively monitored pieces of malware, from 100-150 to thousands.


Sep 17, 2004


Feb 05, 2018