According to the report, the NSA has an effort code-named “Turbine” that seeks to infect users worldwide with malware in a bid to create a botnet that the NSA controls to exfiltrate information.
Going a step further, The Intercept report alleges that the NSA “masqueraded as a fake Facebook server” as a way to get access to targets and infect them.
It’s an allegation that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg takes very seriously. In a post on Facebook, Zuckerberg expressed his frustration with the U.S. government over its surveillance activities. He noted that he also directly called President Obama to share his views.