NSA Hacking Unit Remote Operations Center (ROC)

Meet the ROC Team and wonder how many of our headlines here are due to their “great success in its CNE, CNA and CND operations.”




h/t Jacob Appelbaum/Laura Poitras/SPIEGEL:

The men and women working for the Remote Operations Center (ROC), which uses the codename S321, at the agency’s headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, work on one of the NSA’s most crucial teams, the unit responsible for covert operations. S321 employees are located on the third floor of one of the main buildings on the NSA’s campus. In one report from the Snowden archive, an NSA man reminisces about how, when they got started, the ROC people were “just a bunch of hackers.” Initially, people worked “in a more ad hoc manner,” the report states. Nowadays, however, procedures are “more systematic”. Even before NSA management massively expanded the ROC group during the summer of 2005, the department’s motto was, “Your data is our data, your equipment is our equipment.”

NSA specialists at the Remote Operations Center (ROC) have an entire…

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Categories: Hackers

1 reply

  1. The quote at the end is stomach churning,and also very telling of the paranoia prevalent within the US security forces/organisations.
    “Your data is our data,your equipment is our equipment-anytime,anyplace,by any legal means”
    1984 shit….


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