Hacking the hackers? US spy agency at center of apparent breach

The US National Security Agency, which gained international notoriety in 2013 after Edward Snowden revealed its data snooping techniques, has itself become the target of an apparent data breach. Mysterious hackers calling themselves the “Shadow Brokers” leaked online what appears to be classified NSA computer code. Several security experts told US media the code appears genuine, and Snowden said “circumstantial evidence” pointed to Russian involvement.

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