If you’ve been following the news since Edward Snowden broke the news about governments spying on their citizens you’ve heard names such as Prism and XKeyscore for several of the programs the NSA has initiated.
Well, it turns out the FBI isn’t entirely innocent in this pursuit. The fine folks over at MobiStealth have created an infographic showing the development and deployment of the FBI’s Magic Lantern program. Magic Lantern is malware capable of keyboard recording and many more nefarious actions. The most interesting aspect of this new revelation are rumors that popular anti-virus companies have agreed to allow a backdoor into their AV software and/or not include definitions to detect the malware in their products! Very interesting indeed.
Below is the infographic. Click the image and then click the arrow at the top of the popup to see full size or download.