United States’s intelligence agency, the National Security Agency, is considered as one of the world’s largest and secretive intelligence agency, has been reportedly hacked, robbed, mocked, and breached by an anonymous hacker.
A cybersecurity expert who worked with on the NSA’s hacking group, Jake Williams had written on his company blog that the Shadow Brokers, a mysterious group has obtained many of the hacking tools the United States used to spy on other countries.
NSA has been accused of cyberstalking of US as well as foreign citizens. It complies huge data troves of data was breached by the group.
“They had operational insight that even most of my fellow operators at T.A.O. did not have,” said Mr. Williams. “I felt like I’d been kicked in the gut. Whoever wrote this either was a well-placed insider or had stolen a lot of operational data.”
Mr. Williams now founded a cybersecurity firm Rendition Infosec.
“These leaks have been incredibly damaging to our intelligence and cyber capabilities,” Leon E. Panetta, the former defense secretary and director of the Central Intelligence Agency told the Times. “The fundamental purpose of intelligence is to be able to effectively penetrate our adversaries in order to gather vital intelligence. By its very nature, that only works if secrecy is maintained and our codes are protected.”
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