Edward SnowdenU.S. National Security Agency (NSA) that is specialized in electronic intelligence, and its British colleges – the Office of Government Communications (OGS) – have developed special techniques that allow them to break in almost all currently used in Internet encryption standards. The documents that former NSA intelligence officer Edward Snowden sent to the New York Times and the Guardian proved that information.

The New York Times informs that the intelligence agencies have an access to trade secrets and private correspondence on the internet in many companies around the world due to the decryption methods. NSA uses supercomputers to crack the cipher, and the agency hires the highly skilled hackers.

On request from NSA some U.S. and foreign companies produce special computer hardware and software that is vulnerable to hacking by the security services. The New York Times points out that the U.S. spends $250 million annually on the development of methods of deciphering. “Since 2000, when the Internet began to receive widespread encryption, billions of dollars have been spent on these purposes,” – informed the source. Continue reading