FILE - This June 9, 2013 file photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, in Hong Kong. Snowden says his "mission's already accomplished" after leaking NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of U.S. surveillance policies. Snowden told The Washington Post in a story published online Monday night, Dec. 23, 2013, he has "already won" because journalists have been able to tell the story of the government's collection of bulk Internet and phone records. (AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File)
Cheap software helped Snowden plunder secrets
Cyberattack » Snowden learned something critical about the NSA: It had rudimentary protections against insider attacks.
By DAVID E. SANGER
and ERIC SCHMITT
| The New York Times
First Published Feb 08 2014 10:26 pm • Last Updated Feb 08 2014 10:26 pm
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