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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:43 pm

This is from the SANS NewsBites Vol. 19 Num. 090 email newsletter:

(November 9, 12, & 13 2017)

Shadow Brokers began releasing batches of US intelligence cyberweapons more than a year ago, in August 2016. Former defense secretary and CIA director Leon Panetta has called the leaks "incredibly damaging." With morale at the agency reportedly plummeting, some NSA employees have left for the private sector. Not only has Shadow Brokers leaked stolen information, but it has also identified at least one former member of the NSA's elite Tailored Access Operations (TAO) hacker team.

Editor's Note

[John Pescatore]
The telling elements in this article: "We have had a train wreck coming," said Mike McConnell, the former N.S.A. director and national intelligence director. "We should have ratcheted up the defense parts significantly." Offense informs defense, yes. But intelligence agencies in charge of defense too often results in defense being pushed down the priority list.

Read more in:

- : Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

- : ShadowBrokers probe hurting NSA morale: report

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