Makes you feel really safe doesn’t it.
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National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden used cheap and widely available software to gain access to top secret documents, a senior intelligence official told The New York Times.
“We do not believe this was an individual sitting at a machine and downloading this much material in sequence,” the official said, according to the Times, adding that the process was “quite automated.”
The newspaper reports that the findings are striking because the NSA is tasked with protecting the nation’s most sensitive military and intelligence systems from sophisticated cyberattacks, noting that investigators say Snowden’s “insider attack” with “web crawler” software designed to search, index and back up websites should have been easily detected.