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Hacks raise fear over NSA's hold on cyberweapons

For the American spy agency, what is unfolding across the world amounts to a digital nightmare

Nicole Perlroth David E Sangerjune | NYT 

Twice in the past month, National Security Agency cyberweapons stolen from its arsenal have been turned against two very different partners of the United States — Britain and Ukraine. The NSA has kept quiet, not acknowledging its role in developing the weapons. White House officials have deflected many questions, and responded to others by arguing that the focus should be on the attackers themselves, not the manufacturer of their weapons. But the silence is wearing thin for victims of the assaults, as a series of escalating attacks using NSA cyberweapons have hit ...

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First Published: Sat, July 01 2017. 23:16 IST
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