[tor-talk] NSA TAO Exploit of Whonix Qubes - EGOTISTICALSHALLOT - Martin Peck

Andrea Shepard andrea at torproject.org
Sun Dec 7 03:21:06 UTC 2014

On Sat, Dec 06, 2014 at 04:22:54PM -0600, EGOTISTICALSHALLOT wrote:
> Tor community, Martin Peck, Diane Roark..
> Whonix Qubes has been called out in a US Gov court document of a NSA
> related whistleblower case of Diane Roark, inside a recent affidavit
> of Martin Peck's.
> http://cryptome.org/2014/12/peck-roark-affidavit.pdf
> Quote:
> "EGOTISTICALSHALLOT was created in 2014 by Tailored Access
> Operations as a QUANTUMTHEORY Computer Network Exploitation
> component effective against hardened Whoonix Qubes users on the Tor
> Network."
> Extensive details of this instance have been documented here..
> https://www.whonix.org/forum/index.php/topic,805.0.html
> Would Martin Peck or Diane Roark please promptly inform the
> community of the known origins of this NSA EGOTISTICALSHALLOT text
> written in their documents, and any knowledge of its authenticity as
> being real or fake.
> And if anyone else has any additional information regarding this
> EGOTISTICALSHALLOT mention-/-codename-/-program then please
> contribute.

Um, it appears under the heading 'fictional input document' in an
affidavit discussing automatic redaction.

Andrea Shepard
<andrea at torproject.org>
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