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CSEC SIGINT Cyber Discovery: Summary of the current effort

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Document Date: 2010-11-18Release Date: 2015-01-17
This CSEC presentation for a November 2010 conference outlines CSEC capabilities in the recognition of trojans and other “network based anomolies”: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
TOP SECRET II COMINT ■ Communications Security Establishment Canada Centre de la sécurité des télécommunications Canada CSEC SIGINT Cyber Discovery: Summary of the current effort ...
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CSEC Cyber Threat Capabilities

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Document Date: 2011-01-01Release Date: 2015-03-23
This CSE presentation from 2011 describes some of the cyber warfare tools at the agency’s disposal: see the article Communication Security Establishment’s cyberwarfare toolbox revealed, 23 March 2015.
■ ^ ■ Communications Security Centre de la sécurité TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO FVEY Establishment Canada des télécommunications Canada CSEC Cyber Threat Capabilities SIGINT and ITS: an en...
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Simultaneously managing thousands of implanted targets

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Document Date: 2004-09-17Release Date: 2014-03-12
In this extract from an NSA presentation dated 17 September 2004, growth for the agency’s Tailored Access Operations is envisaged to the point where “thousands” of malware implants could be managed at any one time. The agency’s aims would grow steadily more abitious over the next decade: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans […]
(S//SI) Building the operations floor and increasing the number of break-out rooms will enable us to grow from the current average of 20-25 of these operations per day to over 100 per day and wil...
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A new intelligent command and control capability

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Release Date: 2014-03-12
This extract from an undated NSA document describes the planned capability of the automated malware injection system Turbine as extending to “potentially millions of implants”: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware, 12 March 2014.
(TS//SI//REL) A new intelligent command and control capability designed to manage a very large number of covert implants for active SIGINT and active Attack that reside on the GENIE covert infras...
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Select Accomplishments: Production

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Document Date: 2013-04-01Release Date: 2013-12-11
This short excerpt from an April 2013 NSA presentation given to Five Eyes partners provides evidence of Sweden’s involvement in the “trilat” behind Quantam malware operations: see the SVT article FRA part of top-secret hacker project, 11 December 2013.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL USA. AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL Select Accomplishments: Production Sweden: Realization of DZRNSA-proposed trilat to work Quantum.
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ANT Product Data

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Release Date: 2013-12-30
These pages from an NSA internal catalogue describe the tools available to the agency in 2008: see the Der Spiegel article NSA’s Secret Toolbox: Unit Offers Spy Gadgets for Every Need, 30 December 2013
S3222_DEITYBOUNCE.jpg: SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY DEITYBOUNCE ANT Product Data (TS//SI//REL) DEITYBOUNCE provides software application persistence on Dell PowerEdge servers by exp...
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Quantum Shooter SBZ Notes

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Release Date: 2015-01-17
This undated page from the NSA’s internal WikiInfo site describes QUANTUMSHOOTER, an implant that allows computers to be controlled remotely: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
QUANTUM Shooter SBZ Notes - Wikiinfo The accredited security level of this system is: TOP SECRET//SI-GAMMA/TALENT KEYHOLE//ORCON/PROPIN/RELIDO/REL TO USA, FVEY * TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA,...
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UK and Swedish involvement in Quantum

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Document Date: 2013-04-01Release Date: 2013-12-11
This internal NSA document from April 2013 provides a progress report on projects where the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate (SID) strategy involves a foreign partner. A paragraph on Sweden indicates that GCHQ’s participation in Quantum malware operations “may be in jeopardy” but that making the project a joint US-Swedish one has been “NSA’s goal all […]
TOP SECRET//SI//NOFORN What You Wanted to Know Review SID's goals for this quarterly. Note that just about all of the accomplishments we are presenting respond to some aspect of SID's st...
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Penetrating Hard Targets and Owning The Net

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Release Date: 2014-01-02
This excerpt from the Black Budget explains how quantum computing development efforts fit in with NSA projects that aim to break strong encryption (Penetrating Hard Targets) and facilitate offensive operations to compromise target networks (Owning The Net or OTN): see the Washington Post article NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types […]
Excerpts from the "black budget," Volume 2, "Combined Cryptologic Program": (U) RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY (U) PENETRATING HARD TARGETS (U) Project Description (S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) The...
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Classification guide for NSA/CSS quantum computing research

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Document Date: 2011-09-21Release Date: 2014-01-02
This NSA classification guide dated 21 September 2011 describes the objectives of the agency’s quantum computing research efforts: see the Washington Post article NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption, 2 January 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U) CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR NSA/CSS QUANTUM COMPUTING RESEARCH 10-25 Effective Date:...
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MHS Leverages XKS for Quantum Against Yahoo and Hotmail

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Release Date: 2014-03-12
This extract from an NSA document describes research into Quantum tools being performed at Menwith Hill in the UK: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware, 12 March 2014.
(U) MHS Leverages XKS for QUANTUM Against Yahoo and Hotmail TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY (TS//SI//REL) MHS Leverages XKEYSCORE Deep-Dive Packet Analysis to Identify Feasibility of QUANTU...
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TURBINE

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Document Date: 2009-01-01Release Date: 2014-03-12
These extracts from a 2009 NSA presentation describes the agency’s system for automated malware injection on an “industrial-scale”: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware, 12 March 2014.
TOPSHJE17/COMINT7/RELIO USA, FVE/ (U) Automation (TS73//FEL) TURBINEcan talkto active & passive sensors/shooters ■ (TS7S//REL) Maintenance tasks on routers ■ (TS7S//REL) Dynamic target...
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Automated NOC Detection

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Document Date: 2011-01-01Release Date: 2014-12-13
This 2011 presentation, created by GCHQ’s Network Analysis Centre describes new techniques for gathering reconnaissance on the IT personnel of targeted organisations (their “Network Operations Centres”), using Belgacom as an example in several slides: see the Intercept article Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco, 13 December 2014. Download […]
TOP SECRET STRAP 2 Automated NOC Detection , Head of GCHQ NAC Senior Network Analyst, CSEC NAC n/\c This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act ...
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Case Studies of Integrated Cyber Operation Techniques

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Release Date: 2014-03-12
This undated NSA SIGINT presentation describes nine varieties of QUANTUM malware attack, their operational status and success in the field: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware, 12 March 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL USA, FVEY Case Studies of Integrated Cyber Operation Techniques NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center VS TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL USA, FVEY (U//FOUO) TUiT0t.EÄ,©i...
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WILLOWVIXEN and SECONDDATE

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Document Date: 2012-01-01Release Date: 2014-03-12
This extract from a 2012 NSA presentation demonstrates how conventional phishing attacks (like WILLOWVIXEN) have become deprecated in the agency’s offensive arsenal in favour of more sophisticated techniques like Quantum: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware, 12 March 2014.s
TOP SECRET//COMINT//NOFORN FOXACID these days... • XSS is becoming less and less viable with each passing day. It’s just too hard to develop and too easy to circumvent. Because of this (and...
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QUANTUMTHEORY

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Document Date: 2010-01-01Release Date: 2014-03-12
This presentation from the 2010 SIGDEV Conference describes the contribution made by GCHQ to the development of Quantum techniques: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware, 12 March 2014.
TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 SIGDEV: Discovery in the Cyber Ag> TOP SECRET//COMINT//REL TO USA, FVEY//20320108 (U) Clas...
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QUANTUMHAND

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Document Date: 2011-04-01Release Date: 2014-03-15
This short extract from an April 2011 NSA document describes the operation of the agency’s QUANTUMHAND tool: see the Intercept article Compare the NSA’s Facebook Malware Denial to its Own Secret Documents, 15 March 2014.
(TS//SI//NF) QUANTUMTHEORY (QT) is a set of CNO Man-on-the-Side capabilities that involve real-time responses to passive collection. After the recent TURMOIL upgrade at SSO’s SARATOGA access, TA...
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I Hunt Sys Admins

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Document Date: 2012-01-01Release Date: 2014-03-20
A series of casual posts written by a single author stationed in the NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate and posted on the agency’s intranet in 2012. Several posts written in December of that year describe the rationale and methodology of targeting systems administrators: see the Intercept article Inside the NSA’s Secret Efforts to Hunt and Hack […]
UHCLASSIFIED//FOUO Copyright! (U) utility of "security conferences" HsFiH(hide) 2012.02.08- 09:53 am Do not reuse this image! (U//F0U0) Caveat: it's been a couple years since I have a...
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iPhone target analysis and exploitation with unique device identifiers

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Document Date: 2010-11-12Release Date: 2015-01-17
This GCHQ research paper dated 12 November 2010 discuss some of the agency’s attacks against iPhone handsets: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
TOP SECRET STRAP1 12th November 2010 ICTR-MCT Team (ICTR-MCT-GCHQ-dl) MHE Team (MHETeam-GCHQ-dl) OPDSDHQ^^^H TEA Benhall Records Centre iPhone target analysis and exploitation wit...
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Tor Stinks

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Document Date: 2012-06-01Release Date: 2013-10-04
A presentation entitled ‘Tor Stinks’ outlines the capabilities and difficulties of attacking the Tor anonymity network: see the Guardian article NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users, 4 October 2013.
TOP SECRET//COMINT// REL FVEY Stinks JUN 2012 Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20070108 Declassify On: 20370101 TOP SECRET//COMINT// REL FVEY TOP SECRET//COMINT// REL FVEY To...
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QFIRE pilot report

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Document Date: 2011-06-03Release Date: 2013-12-29
This NSA presentation from 3 June 2011 describes QFIRE, “a consolidated QUANTUMTHEORY platform”, that links the NSA’s enormous passive monitoring operation (TURMOIL) with the active hacking of systems undertaken by the agency’s Tailored Acess Operations division (TURBINE): see the Der Spiegel article, Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit, 29 December 2013.
image-584092-galleryV9-icxm.jpg: Getting Close to the Forward-based Defense with QFIRE June 3, 2011 QFIRE Pilot Lead NSA/Technology Directorate Derived From: NSA/CSSM 1-52 Dated: 20...
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NSA QUANTUM Tasking Techniques for the R&T Analyst

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Release Date: 2013-12-29
This Booz Allen Hamilton presentation on the NSA’s Quantum tools describes the different kinds of malware attacks available to workgroups within the agency, the procedure an analyst must follow in order to make use of them and the way the systems themselves work, using a “man-on-the-side” attack from TAO’s FOXACID server. It also describes the […]
image-583967-galleryV9-quqn.jpg: TOP SECRET//SI//REL USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL (TS) NSA QUANTUM Tasking Techniques for the R&T Analyst POC: TAO RTD | Team - Booz Allen Hamilton SDS2 ...
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Mobile Networks in MyNOC World

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Document Date: 2011-01-01Release Date: 2014-12-13
This GCHQ presentation from 2011 provides the background to the agency’s hacking attack on Belgacom: see the Intercept article Operation Socialist: The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco, 13 December 2014. gchq-mobile-networks-in-my-noc-world
TOP SECRET STRAP 2 Mobile Networks in World Head of GCHQ NAC n/\c This information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and may be subject to exemptio...
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TUTELAGE

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Release Date: 2015-01-17
This undated NSA presentation describes tecniques for repurposing third party attack tools: see the Der Spiegel article The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle, 17 January 2015.
TOP SECRET II COMINT ■ Communications Security Establishment Canada Centre de la sécurité des télécommunications Canada CSEC SIGINT Cyber Discovery: Summary of the current effort ...

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