New Report Profiles NSA's Master Hacker Division, TAO
The group boasts a spy-movie-style gadget catalog and can crack into virtually any system.By Steven Sparkman | December 29, 2013
The latest revelation on the NSA's spying practices takes hacking to blockbuster movie levels, profiling the agency's elite hacking squad known as TAO.
The Office of Tailored Access Operations is the NSA's team of mostly young master hackers, who are tasked with gaining access to the most difficult targets. (Via Wikimedia Commons)
The new report published Sunday by Der Spiegel described the group as "something like a squad of plumbers that can be called in when normal access to a target is blocked."