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Russia emerges as prime suspect in apparent NSA hack

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Hacking tools apparently purloined from the National Security Agency’s cache of cyberweapons and dumped online this week raises troubling questions about the motives and means behind the attack.

While some experts say more information and analysis is necessary to determine the origin or incentives of the leak by an anonymous group, many cybersecurity experts and former NSA employees are drawing a direct line back to Moscow.

In fact, some say that exposing the agency’s stockpile of custom-made malware is an effort to deter the US government from retaliating against Russia over the recent Democratic National Committee hack, which US officials and many technical experts have blamed on Kremlin operatives. – READ MORE

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