US Spied on Pakistan civil & military leadership: Snowden Documents
The United States hacked Pakistan’s National Telecommunications Corporation (NTC) to spy on the country’s political and military leadership, documents released by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.
The report issued by Edward Snowden confirmed that how NSA implanted ‘SECONDDATE Malware’, a malicious tool that is used to either monitor or control someone else’s computer.
“There are at least two documented cases of SECONDDATE being used to successfully infect computers overseas: An April 2013 presentation boasts of successful attacks against computer systems in both Pakistan and Lebanon,” said The Intercept report.
“In the first, NSA hackers used SECONDDATE to breach ‘targets in Pakistan’s National Telecommunications Corporation’s (NTC) VIP Division,’ which contained documents pertaining to ‘the backbone of Pakistan’s Green Line communications network’ used by ‘civilian and military leadership’,” said the report.
According to report, SECONDDATE is just one method used by the NSA to hack into target computer systems and networks.
Another document in the cache released by Snowden describes how the NSA used software other than SECONDDATE to repeatedly attack and hack into computer systems in Pakistan.