Category: NSA

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nsa-hacking-tool-exploitsIf you are a hacker, you might have enjoyed the NSA’s private zero-day exploits, malware and hacking tools that were leaked last month. But the question is: How these hacking tools ended up into the hands of hackers? It has been found that the NSA itself was not directly hacked, but a former NSA employee carelessly left those hacking tools on a remote server three years ago after an operation and a group of Russian hackers found them, sources close to the investigation told Reuters. The leaked hacking tools, which enable hackers to exploit vulnerabilities in systems from big vendors like Cisco Systems, Juniper, and Fortinet, were dumped publicly online by the group calling itself “The Shadow Brokers.”

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edward-snowden-nsaA former National Security Agency (NSA) intelligence analyst has hit out at agency whistleblower Edward Snowden for urging US president Barack Obama to grant him a presidential pardon on the grounds his infamous disclosures were beneficial to the public. Snowden, who currently resides in Russia under asylum after handing over one million secret NSA documents to journalists, previously said that he would return home to the US if he could be guaranteed a fair trial – an option that seems unlikely under the current administration.

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