Level 3 gave NSA may have access to unencrypted fiber taper




The NSA may have drained the networks of Google and Yahoo via backbone provider Level 3. Writes The New York Times. It was already known that the intelligence service would have been drained. Unencrypted data from Internet companies

level3 Bleeding from the servers of Google and Yahoo, which revealed late last month came , would include at backbone provider Level 3 have happened. That reports The New York Times based on sources “familiar with the networks of Google and Yahoo. Level 3 is the largest backbone provider on the Internet, which provides, inter alia, a part of the internal traffic from Google and Yahoo. Under Level 3 also includes Global Crossing, another major backbone provider that was acquired. Level 3 in 2011

Using Level 3, the NSA would have gotten to unencrypted data access. Since the revelations, the company switched to encrypted connections, until then links with the outside world have been encrypted, but not between data centers. Level 3 does not indicate to the American newspaper or indeed cooperated, but says it’s just hands data if the business purpose is required by law.

In an exhibition document the business potential risks to the business outlines, Level 3 requires that a contract with the Department of Homeland Security, Justice and Defence “has relating to the national security and law enforcement.” The agreement would be a heavy strain on the network infrastructure of Level 3, and also educating employees would be hampered by it.

It is unclear what would have contributed to the bleeding. Backbone providers further Other major backbone providers are Verizon, British Telecom and Vodafone. Level 3 is also active in the Netherlands: in two places in the Netherlands, Beverwijk and Katwijk, connections of Level 3 come ashore. Previously showed that all major backbone providers, including Level 3 would have given to drain off. dates the British secret service, the possibility

Meanwhile, the NSA itself according to Reuters worry about a collection of sensitive material that would be captured by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and a kind of “insurance” against arrest or physical harm. The material would be encrypted with different cryptographic keys, which are managed by different people and only in certain parts of the day to use. Furthermore Snowden would have taken enough material to make. Possible news stories for another two years “The worst is yet to come,” said an employee of the U.S. government told Reuters.



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