This extract from an NSA document describes research into Quantum tools being performed at Menwith Hill in the UK: see the Intercept article How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware, 12 March 2014.
This NSA presentation from 3 June 2011 describes QFIRE, “a consolidated QUANTUMTHEORY platform”, that links the NSA’s enormous passive monitoring operation (TURMOIL) with the active hacking of systems undertaken by the agency’s Tailored Acess Operations division (TURBINE): see the Der Spiegel article, Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit, 29 December 2013.
An NSA presentation on the FOXACID system used to redirect web traffic in order to deliver malware to a target machine. The image on the first slide plays on the original delivery method used to compromise targets: spam emails. Those conventional phishing attacks (such as WILLOWVIXEN) have become deprecated in the agency’s offensive arsenal in favour of more sophisticated techniques: see the Der Spiegel article, NSA’s Secret Toolbox: Unit Offers Spy Gadgets for Every Need, 30 December 2013.
This Booz Allen Hamilton presentation on the NSA’s Quantum tools describes the different kinds of malware attacks available to workgroups within the agency, the procedure an analyst must follow in order to make use of them and the way the systems themselves work, using a “man-on-the-side” attack from TAO’s FOXACID server. It also describes the respective Quantum capabilities of the NSA and GCHQ. See the Der Spiegel article Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit, 29 December 2013.