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NSA – ANT
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Advanced Network Technologies (ANT) is a department of the US National Security Agency (NSA), that provides tools for the NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) Division and other internal and external clients. It allows room bugging and evesdropping on computers and networks, by means of various hardware devices and software implants. Some of these products are revealed in the ANT Product Catalogue, that was disclosed by NSA whistleblower Edward Swowden in 2013 [1].

NSA bugs on this website
LOUDAUTO audio-based RF retro reflective covert listening device (bug)
Cryptonyms
All products in the ANT catalogue are identified by a codeword or cryptonym, which is sometimes abbreviated. At present, the following ANT cryptonyms are known:

  • ANGRYNEIGHBOR
  • CANDYGRAM
  • CROSSBEAM
  • CTX4000
  • CYCLONE Hx9
  • DEITYBOUNCE
  • DROPOUTJEEP
  • EBSR
  • ENTOURAGE
  • FEEDTROUGH
  • GENESIS
  • GINSU
  • GODSURGE
  • GOPHERSET
  • COTTONMOUTH-I
  • COTTONMOUTH-II
  • COTTONMOUTH-III
  • FIREWALK
  • GOURMETTROUGH
  • HALLUXWATER
  • HEADWATER
  • HOWLERMONKEY
  • IRATEMONK
  • IRONCHEF
  • JETPLOW
  • JUNIORMINT
  • LOUDAUTO
  • MAESTRO-II
  • MONKEYCALENDAR
  • NEBULA
  • NIGHTSTAND
  • NIGHTWATCH
  • PHOTOANGLO
  • PICASSO
  • RAGEMASTER
  • SCHOOLMONTANA
  • SIERRAMONTANA
  • SOMBERKNAVE
  • SOUFFLETROUGH
  • SPARROW II
  • STUCCOMONTANA
  • SURLYSPAWN
  • SWAP
  • TOTECHASER
  • TOTEGHOSTLY
  • TAWDRYYARD
  • TRINITY
  • TYPHON HX
  • WATERWITCH
  • WISTFULTOLL
Room surveillance
  • CTX-4000
  • LOUDAUTO
  • NIGHTWATCH
  • PHOTOANGLO
  • TAWDRYYARD
References
  1. IC off the Record, The NSA Toolbox: ANT Product Catalog
    29-30 December 2013.

  2. Jacob Appelbaum, Judith Horchert, Christian Stöcker, Catalogue Advertises NSA Toolbox
    Spiegel Online. 29 December 2013.
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