Cyber attacks by foreign nations and criminals against both government and private sector networks are increasing in both sophistication and scale, a senior National Security Agency official said Wednesday.
Russian hackers stole data belonging to the National Security Agency about America’s cyber defense from the home computer of a U.S. government contractor, according to people familiar with the matter.
Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner, who is accused of leaking a classified report to the media, blamed the stress from having to listen to Fox News at work for exposing the classified intelligence.
Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Leigh Winner told FBI agents she smuggled a classified document out of a high security intelligence facility in her pantyhose.
The National Security Agency failed to reduce the number of officials who were authorized to download and transfer top secret data from its servers after the high-profile leaks by former contractor Edward Snowden, according to a recently declassified government report.
The Justice Department has announced charges against Reality Leigh Winner, a government contractor who leaked an intelligence report to the Intercept.
President Donald Trump reportedly asked the heads of American intelligence agencies to counter the FBI’s investigation of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russian entities.
The House intelligence committee will soon receive top-secret documents that investigators expect to reveal whether private communications of members of the president-elect and his transition team were improperly gathered.