Updated: 07/31/2022 by Computer Hope

First deployed in October 1997, Carnivore (later known as DCS1000) is a software tool used by the FBI in the United States. It helps the FBI (in cooperation with Internet service providers) comply with court requests for collecting certain electronic information or e-mails from a specific user. Carnivore was initially known as Omnivore and later was transitioned into Carnivore when moving from Solaris x86 operating systems to Windows NT operating systems.

DCS1000, Eavesdropping, ECHELON, PRISM, Security terms