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Juniper Breach Mystery Starts to Clear With New Details on Hackers and U.S. Role

Tech company installed a flawed NSA algorithm that became ‘a perfect example of the danger of government backdoors.’

Days before Christmas in 2015, Juniper Networks Inc. alerted users that it had been breached. In a brief statement, the company said it had discovered “unauthorized code” in one of its network security products, allowing hackers to decipher encrypted communications and gain high-level access to customers’ computer systems.

Further details were scant, but Juniper made clear the implications were serious: It urged users to download a software update “with the highest priority.”