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WaPo releases details on US offensive cyber-ops



Greg, et al -- I'm going to keep digging on US cyber operations, and particularly on "computer network exploitation" and "computer network attack." I'd be interested in theories, questions or suggestions from the smart folks here as I think about my reporting strategy. --Bart

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Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:44:04 -0500
From: Gregory Foster <[email protected]>
Subject: WaPo releases details on US offensive cyber-ops

Washington Post (Aug 30) - "U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 offensive
cyber-operations in 2011, documents show" by @BartonGellman & @nakashimae:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-spy-agencies-mounted-231-offensive-cyber-operations-in-2011-documents-show/2013/08/30/d090a6ae-119e-11e3-b4cb-fd7ce041d814_story.html

> under an extensive effort code-named GENIE, U.S. computer 
> specialists break into foreign networks so that they can be put 
> under surreptitious U.S. control. Budget documents say the $652 
> million project has placed ?covert implants,? sophisticated
> malware transmitted from far away, in computers, routers and
> firewalls on tens of thousands of machines every year, with plans
> to expand those numbers into the millions.