If a target person, agency or company orders a new computer or related accessories, for example, TAO can divert the shipping delivery to its own secret workshops. The NSA calls this method INTERDICTION. At these so-called "load stations," agents carefully open the package in order to load malware onto the electronics, or even install hardware components that can provide backdoor access for the intelligence agencies. All subsequent steps can then be conducted from the comfort of a remote computer.
|20150318||theregister.co.uk||Cisco posts kit to empty houses to dodge NSA chop shops - Kit sent to SmallCo of Nowheresville to avoid NSA interception profiles||CISCO / INTERDICTION|
|20140518||recode.net||In Letter to Obama, Cisco CEO Complains About NSA Allegations||INTERDICTION / CISCO|
|20140515||cryptome.org||NSA Customs Cross-Border Implant Program||INTERDICTION / TAO / CISCO|
|20140513||heise.de||NSA manipuliert per Post versandte US-Netzwerktechnik||INTERDICTION|
|20131229||spiegel.de||Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit||NSA / TAO / MX / INTERDICTION|