Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Why Did The NSA Website Go 'Down' For One Day?
Politico: NSA website recovers from outage amid intrigue
The National Security Agency’s website was offline for almost a full day until Tuesday evening, in an unexplained outage that began shortly after hackers claimed to have stolen a collection of the agency's prized cyber weapons.
It's unknown if the two events are connected.
POLITICO first noticed that the agency’s website wasn’t working at 10:54 p.m. Monday. It came back online around 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The outage began a few hours after a mysterious group called the Shadow Brokers claimed to have stolen cyber weapons from the Equation Group, a sophisticated hacking group suspected of being linked to the NSA. Some cybersecurity experts, as well as fugitive NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, suggested that the alleged thefts may be connected to the uproar over suspected Russian cyber spying on the Democratic Party — but no information has surfaced to link the two, or to connect the alleged thefts with the NSA website outage.
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Update #1: NSA website mysteriously went offline following cyberweapons hack (IBTimes)
Update #2: NSA website down for 1 day after hackers take out its affiliate – media (RT)
WNU Editor: Coincidence (see previous post) ?!?!?!