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Snowden Docs Confirm NSA Was Hacked

The National Security Agency was hacked, according to documents in Edward Snowden’s possession, The Intercept reported Friday. A computer-hacking group that calls itself ShadowBrokers announced it was selling “cyberweapons” made by the clandestine agency. Based on Snowden’s documents, The Intercept wrote the “weapons” contain authentic software from the NSA, which was reportedly used to gain access to computers all over the world. The malware is said to be “covered with the NSA’s virtual fingerprints and clearly originates from the agency,” the outlet’s Sam Biddle wrote. The NSA did not respond to any questions concerning the article.