An internal program called the NSA would ANT managed to infiltrate many facilities and organizations specialized in telecommunication networks. It would have succeeded no less than 258 infiltration targets in 89 countries over 279 different operations.
According to the German newspaper Der Spiegel , NSA hackers were able to override the security measures contained in the firewall network equipment such as Juniper, Cisco, Huawei or even some manufacturers such as Dell. These specialists would then be able to insert backdoors (backdoors) in routers, smartphones Apple, Blackberry and Samsung particular brand.The report listing some of the targets of the NSA says however, if the U.S. agency is indeed the instigator of the Stuxnet worm. However, he says that one of the objectives of the authority is to be able to hack “ servers, workstations, firewalls, routers, SCADA systems … “
The fact is that the document fifty pages internal to the NSA of 2008 and presents several examples of infiltration on critical equipment. Some firms concerned were then reacted to clarify that they were not involved in this type of program.This is the case of Apple, which indicates never have “ been developed aware that this alleged NSA program targeting our products . ” Dell and Cisco or Huawei also denied everything.