Friday, November 8, 2013

Is This The Behavior Of A Hero Whistleblower, Or A Thief, Spy And Traitor?: Edward Snowden Duped NSA Co-Workers To Get Passwords

The New York Post offers a piece on the despicable behavior of  Edward Snowden, a man hailed as a hero and whistle blower by some, but who, in my view, is simply a thief, a spy, and a traitor.

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden used login credentials and passwords provided unwittingly by colleagues at a spy base in Hawaii to access some of the classified material he leaked to the media, sources said.

A handful of agency employees who gave their login details to Snowden were identified, questioned and removed from their assignments, said a source close to several U.S. government investigations into the damage caused by the leaks.

Snowden may have persuaded between 20 and 25 fellow workers at the NSA regional operations center in Hawaii to give him their logins and passwords by telling them they were needed for him to do his job as a computer systems administrator, a second source said.

The revelation is the latest to indicate that inadequate security measures at the NSA played a significant role in the worst breach of classified data in the super-secret eavesdropping agency’s 61-year history.

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