USA’s National Security Agency, which has been having a difficult time dealing with bad press for allegedly snooping on others, is again under the spotlight. According to ANI, NSA reportedly hacked more than 50,000 computers globally and infected them with malware. Also Read - Hackers are successfully attacking Gmail, Yahoo Mail and ProtonMail by beating two-factor authentication
This piece of information was revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden and is part of a presentation that shows which all computer networks NSA hacked on a world map. NSA along with its ally GCHQ are said to have hacked a lot of computer networks globally, including Belgian telecom company Belgacom.
According to the report, these attacks are classified under a category called Computer Network Exploitation (CNE). NSA implants malwares in networks, which can be activated remotely. Once activated, these malwares infect a computer and can steal sensitive data.