Is the NSA the victim of another theft of secrets?

NY Times:

Contractor for N.S.A. Charged in Possible New Theft of Secrets

  • The F.B.I. is investigating whether Harold T. Martin III, a National Security Agency contractor, stole and disclosed highly classified computer code, officials said.
  • The possible theft would be a setback to the agency so soon after the leaks by another contractor, Edward J. Snowden.

This follows an August report that hackers had the code and were auctioning it off.
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On Monday an anonymous group calling itself the Shadow Brokers posted a page to Tumblr claiming to have breached computer systems used by the Equation Group, a team of highly sophisticated cyberspies that the security firm Kaspersky found last year was hacking targets around the world and has been tied to the NSA based in part on evidence from the leaks of Edward Snowden. The Shadow Brokers released a sample of the stolen data, as well as another encrypted file whose decryption key they’re offering for sale in a bitcoin auction.
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If Martin is involved it means another failure of the vetting process for people working on classified matters with NSA.

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