New NSA Leak Shows MITM Attacks Against Major Internet Services

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Sep 13, 2013 06:33 am PST

The Brazilian television show “Fantastico” has exposed an NSA training presentation that discusses how the agency runs man-in-the-middle attacks on the Internet.

The point of the story was that the NSA engages in economic espionage against Petrobras, the Brazilian giant oil company, but I’m more interested in the tactical details.

The video on the webpage is long, and includes what I assume is a dramatization of an NSA classroom, but a few screen shots are important. The pages from the training presentation describe how the NSA’s MITM attack works: