May 16, 2014
Newly reported revelations that the National Security Agency bugged Cisco Systems’ networking equipment so the agency could spy on various adversaries has triggered a biting response from the San Jose company.
The revelation was reported by the online news site Ars Technica, which cited a 2010 NSA internal newsletter article referenced in Glenn Greenwald’s book “No Place To Hide.” It shows images of the agency intercepting packages of Cisco servers, routers and other computer networking equipment to install the surveillance bugs.
The NSA document from the chief of the agency’s Access and Target Development department (S3261) provided this detailed explanation for how the bugging was done.
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