Photo: NSA Intercepting Routers

Yesterday we wrote on the reports of NSA staff intercepting routers to physically implant firmware in them before they are delivered, for the purposes of spying.

Now Ars Technica has published an exclusive photo of NSA workers caught in the act:


Photo: Ars Technica

“A June 2010 report from the head of the NSA’s Access and Target Development department is shockingly explicit,” Greenwald said. “The NSA routinely receives — or intercepts — routers, servers and other computer network devices being exported from the US before they are delivered to the international customers.”

Read more in our report.