Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday September 04, 2013

NSA Prefers Hacking Routers and Switches

Why bother with PCs when you can go for the low hanging fruit instead?

The NSA runs a massive, full-time hacking operation targeting foreign systems, the latest leaks from Edward Snowden show. But unlike conventional cybercriminals, the agency is less interested in hacking PCs and Macs. Instead, America’s spooks have their eyes on the internet routers and switches that form the basic infrastructure of the net, and are largely overlooked as security vulnerabilities.