New Snowden revelation “GODSURGE” gives NSA ability to see everything your computer does – even the screen
Original documents released by Snowden reveal surveillance powers that go beyond root access, and into the hardware of all computer systems everywhere.
The exploit hooks itself into a computer’s boot loader, initiating an “infected” BIOS that is in no way distinguishable from normal computer activity, and can only be discovered through forensic investigation of the physical data chip using electron microscopes.
With GODSURGE, a complex malware loaded by the similarly named malware DEITYBOUNCE, secret agents are able to monitor users’ computer activity – even when the computer is offline – because the malware phones home when users plug back in, reporting activity and filling in historical gaps.
It is safe from an operating system reinstall because it lives on the motherboard, and does not affect the installation at all, remaining undetected by antivirus scanners and even computer scientists.
When Ross Ulbricht was found hiding among the stacks in the Glen Park public library in San Francisco, the 29-year-old Silk Road operator was believed to have covered his tracks perfectly. Speculation is rampant as to how he was really caught.
Neckbeards with no working knowledge of Internet technology hypothesized that an “anonymous” forum post asking for help on specialized messageboard code led unseen internet police to backtrace his IP. It is an unlikely connection, but compelling conspiracy theory, because it is a common supposition that the Internet is a self-referencing, self-cleaning hivemind; but it is far more likely that ubiquitous, self-replicating code that bounces to destinations through “jump hosts” – a self-replicating “Onion Router” of malware – led to his discovery because it tells the NSA exactly what any given computer is doing – or trying to do – without being caught.
Or to put it another way, they see what you see.
13 replies on “Snowden Unveils NSA "God Mode" Malware That Lives On Your Motherboard And Can Not Be Traced”
STOP PICKING ON GOD!
not interested in Ross Ulbricht (Silk Road) only interested in “SILK SHEETS” and what’s between them ;)
still haven’t washed our sheets, the stains are my reminder of you….love you xxx
there are some things worse than death
this is all lies, Ian told me it was a microphone, I was singing in to it! .. it was a duet ffk sake !!
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This one time at bandcamp (actually it was in tinychat) revM & I trolled Barret over the laptop in the dishwasher. I kept insisting he was a CIA stooge. Just kind’ve funny after reading what u wrote today.
Very nice history your background keep it up
Keep it up
OK, so where are your sources? Why are there no links to verify your declarations? If Snowden did release this information, then where is the wikilink to the original document? Anything? Anything at all?????
And now Trump is in charge/ OMFG!