Did NSA infect 50,000 networks?

By Casey Frye, CCNN Writer

It seems like every month, another juicy spying story about the US National Security Agency (NSA) comes out. Ex-NSA employee Edward Snowden, who’s caused plenty of international drama after fleeing the US to betray its secrets, reportedly leaked new info to NRC Handelsbad. Apparently, the NSA has infected over 50,000 computer networks across the planet with info-collecting spyware. The number is based on documents stolen by Snowden, and the NSA is supposedly aiming to have 85,000 infected by the end of the year. According to a report from the Post, the NSA even has a new version of the spyware that can identify voice commands and collect specific bits of information.

Featured image courtesy of US National Security Agency on Wikipedia.