The NSA Hack: Who Did It and Why?

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  • Breach ‘severely increases’ private sector risk, analyst says
  • Suspects include Russia, China and even NSA insiders

When Edward Snowden disclosed surveillance secrets from the U.S. National Security Agency in 2013, it was a clear case of whodunit, a mystery that was solved when the former NSA contractor gave an interview to The Guardian newspaper from his Hong Kong hotel room. This week’s leak of high-tech hacking tools, however, is less straight forward.

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