We do not use foreign intelligence capabilities to steal the trade secrets of foreign companies,an N.S.A. official says.
Nothing else is known about their morals.
The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.
According to N.S.A. documents this technology, which the agency has used since at least 2008, relies on a covert channel of radio waves that can be transmitted from tiny circuit boards and USB cards inserted surreptitiously into the computers. In some cases, they are sent to a briefcase-size relay station that intelligence agencies can set up miles away from the target.
These are special destinations that are disconnected from the network.
This radio wave, used by spy, can be grounded. Fortunately.