A former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA) was sentenced to 66 months in prison and three years of probation over keeping top-secret files at his Maryland home. But that’s just one part of a bigger story.
Bitcoin, monero and other popular cryptocurrencies are being mined by fraudsters who use EternalBlue, the US National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tool that was leaked last year, according to a recent report.
The NSA and the US Cyber Command have created a special unit tasked with combating hacks and spying allegedly coming from “near-peer threat” Russia. It comes as ‘election meddling’ accusations keep being hurled at the Kremlin.
The US Cyber Command is looking for a software platform that will enable Pentagon hackers to work separately from the NSA. The companies bidding for the contract, however, are the usual suspects responsible for big boondoggles.
Russia has never mulled handing over NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to the US in exchange for easing sanctions, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov told UK Channel 4, when asked if it could form part of a deal with President Donald Trump.