Uncle Sam is watching you
Ever since the worldwide snooping scandal of the United States’ National Security Agency burst on the scene, American IT companies are having a tough time defending themselves.
After reports surfaced that security vendor RSA may have helped the NSA in its spying by providing a backdoor in its products, most tech companies of US origin have come under the scanner of foreign governments and customers.
Reports in the media have alleged that products from companies such as Cisco, Juniper, Dell, Huwaei, Western Digital, Seagate and Apple could have been hacked into and compromised by the NSA.
It is even being said that several PCs could have been bugged by the NSA at the BIOS level to help them monitor and track the activity of users without being visible to the antivirus.
Many vendors have expressed concern about the NSA spying scandal because they believe that it could impact their business in other countries which will now be cagey of buying their products as it could compromise their national security.