Xinhua recently reported, in its International Section’s headline news, that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has made a technological breakthrough. It is installing spyware that will be hidden in Western Digital, Seagate, and Toshiba Corp.’s hard disks enabling them to eavesdrop on most computers in the world. The report indicated that multiple Internet researchers and former agents have acknowledged this.
According to the report, the Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs, headquartered in Moscow, exposed this spy action on the 16th [of February, 2015]. It further said, “Although Kaspersky Labs refused to disclose publicly the country that was taking this behind the scenes spy action, it said it is closely related to the ‘Stuxnet’ virus. The ‘Stuxnet’ virus was a cyberwar weapon developed under the direction of the U.S. National Security Agency and was used to attack Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities.”
Source: Xinhua, February 18, 2015