SEA: ` Reportedly obtained Documents that reveal how much Money the `FBI ‘ pay `Microsoft ‘ to view client’s Data ‘

#AceSecurityNews – Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hackers have reportedly obtained documents that reveal how much money the FBI pays Microsoft each time agents try to obtain or view an individual customer’s communication information.

syrian-hackers-reveal-fbi-microsoft.siThe SEA, a group that has made headlines in the past for infiltrating Western media outlets that it perceives to be against Syrian President Bashar Assad, provided a trove of emails and invoices to the Daily Dot, which analyzed the documents before publishing them.

“The documents consist of what appear to be invoices and emails between Microsoft’s Global Criminal compliance team and the FBI’s Digital Intercept Technology Unit (DITU), and purport to show exactly how much money Microsoft charges DITU, in terms of compliance costs, when DITU provides warrants and court orders for customers’ data,” wrote the Daily Dot’s Kevin Collier and Fran Berman.

“In December 2012, for instance, Microsoft emailed DITU a PDF invoice for $145,100, broken down to $100 per request for information, the documents appear to show,” they went on. “In August 2013, Microsoft allegedly emailed a similar invoice, this time for $352, 200 at a rate of $200 per request.

The latest invoice provided, from November 2013, is for $281,000.”

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#AceNewsAlert: “Apple Devices Have Been 100% Successfully Infected By #NSA”

#AceSecurityNews says “Apple Devices have been successfully infected by the #NSA   according to this new alert just in from #AceNewsDesk 

All Apple devices have been successfully infected by the #NSA with spyware, according to new documents published by Der Speigel, the German magazine.

by Jim Edwards on Dec 30, 2013, 2:34 PM

We first saw the story on The Daily Dot, and it is chilling:

An #NSA program called DROPOUTJEEP allows the agency to intercept SMS messages, access contact lists, locate a phone using cell tower data, and even activate the device’s microphone and camera.

… According to leaked documents, the #NSA claims a 100 percent success rate when it comes to implanting iOS devices with spyware. The documents suggest that the #NSA needs physical access to a device to install the spyware—something the agency has achieved by rerouting shipments of devices purchased on-line—but a remote version of the exploit is also in the works.

Here’s a copy of a #NSA document explaining how “DROPOUTJEEP,” its Apple spyware, works:

nsa apple S3222_DROPOUTJEEP

It’s not the first time we’ve seen documents alleging that the #NSA spies on Apple customers. #NSA leaker #Edward-Snowden produced an NSA document that calls Steve Jobs “Big Brother” and his customers “zombies.”

This video lecture was published today by the journalist who got the scoop:


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