Code Quantum is a sophisticated spy program using radio frequencies to access computers that are inaccessible through the internet. In some cases, the hardware used to detect the radio frequencies are physically inserted into foreign computers by Spies.
Quantum has targeted the biggest foreign-government agencies of Russia and China. The Chinese military has similar technology and has been accused of hacking American computers as well.
“NSA’s activities are focused and specifically deployed against — and only against — valid foreign intelligence targets in response to intelligence requirements”
said NSA spokeswoman Vanee Vines to The New York Times who ran the original story on Tuesday. The NSA secretly bugged the computers with the help of spies, the units' manufacturers and in some instances unknowing users themselves. The Software that can communicate through radio waves with almost 100,000 computers around the world, allows it to spy on users and carry out cyber-attacks even if the computers are not connected to the Internet. It has not, however, been employed domestically in the United States, the Times said. The Government has insisted that the program is intended for defense and prevention of cyber attacks only.
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