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Snowden could not act alone

After the publication by Edward Snowden of the data that Western intelligence services monitored the Global Network to obtain personal data of users of various social networks and other resources, information from the NSA began to spread that Snowden is a liar. It got to the point that the representatives of the American special services declared that it was impossible to obtain secret information to the usual system administrator, even if he worked for the CIA. So what comes out: Edward Snowden is a liar and a mystifier, and not the person who told the world the truth about the work of Western special services?

Snowden could not act alone

The security services themselves would like to convince the community that Snowden made a big throw, which has nothing to do with reality. But now computer network research specialists say that any system administrator with a set of special skills working at the CIA can easily get to the information he is interested in. Wherein server response will not keep you waiting.

A former employee of the US administration, who at one time worked in the field of cyber security under George W. Bush, said that both the CIA and the NSA are living yesterday. They believe that the yard is the maximum 2003 year.

The same person claims that Snowden could easily copy thousands of files to external media, the software analysis of which allowed him to find what, in the opinion of the security services, was three times classified. Snowden, using the so-called “thin client” in Hawaii, was able to connect to the server located in Ford Meade, the headquarters of the American NSA. According to the latest data, Snowden's first secret document downloaded the 2012 year in the spring, remaining incognito. His rights as a system administrator did not allow him to be exposed in his activities.

If you talk about downloading information sysadmin by the name of Snowden, then you need to remember that in the NSA and the CIA, there are still a few thousand such specialists. After stories with Snowden, information can also be revealed that Edward had assistants. The American special services only today decided to follow the path of checking other sysadmins, hoping to take someone red-handed. This, according to representatives of the NSA, will be able to return prestige to the agency.
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  1. Corsair
    Corsair 30 August 2013 18: 23
    This is called -Waving hands after a fight ...
    1. Aryan
      Aryan 30 August 2013 23: 04
      "Snowden could not have acted alone"
      the campaign was also "sawed" laughing
    2. Very old
      Very old 31 August 2013 15: 30
      The tram left
  2. mole
    mole 30 August 2013 18: 38
    Now the NSA began to sculpt a negative image from it. Today, a liar and a hoaxer, tomorrow they will start quoting from Snowden’s conversations with psychoanalysts about non-traditional orientations. Then they will try to catch from us and write off under banal criminality, such as blue pinches in Russia. And trumpet about it. God forbid! Snowden is still healthy.
    1. Scoun
      Scoun 30 August 2013 19: 08
      Quote: Mole
      Now the NSA began to sculpt a negative image from it.

      Well, they should at least do something in terms of the fact that they are at least a little white and fluffy and the person denigrates them so))) It hurts them to pinch a long nose umm Captain Snezhin)))
      Yes .. now it’s real for a person not to leave Russia, in another country they will either steal or arrest and extradite the United States.
    2. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 1 September 2013 19: 57
      Quote: Mole
      quote from Snowden’s conversations with psychoanalysts about non-traditional orientations.

      Tovarich, but you have not mixed up anything. Indeed, among the Pindoras, the mention of homopedia is commendable.
  3. Aristarch
    Aristarch 30 August 2013 18: 38
    Yes, he could not act alone and I want to hope so. After all, then thousands of NSA employees and other structures will go to Russia in the transit zone. It would be necessary only to expand the transit zone.
    1. carbofo
      carbofo 30 August 2013 20: 43
      Allocate a block in the hotel in the transit zone. with the sign "Welcome to US classified information"
  4. AleksUkr
    AleksUkr 30 August 2013 18: 39
    Electronic intelligence has become a danger that no one is safe from.
    It is impossible to defend against wiretapping. “Such measures do not exist, this is an illusion. Only personal communication allows us to exclude leaks as much as possible. Nobody has said anything important on the phone for a long time.
  5. Tan4ik
    Tan4ik 30 August 2013 18: 43
    It also seems to me that he is not alone. After all, it seems to me that someone has thought of it.
  6. Enot-poloskun
    Enot-poloskun 30 August 2013 18: 50
    The American intelligence services announced the impossibility of climbing into them a simple system administrator ...

    And they asked our hackers? Or do they still not know about the seventh grader Misha, climbing in their bins? )))

    In essence. One was Snowden, not one, he climbed, did not climb ... It does not matter.

    The important thing is that US intelligence agencies spy on the whole world and on their people. In my opinion, this is not necessary to prove.

    Let me remind you about the ancient Echelon program.
  7. denson06
    denson06 30 August 2013 19: 01
    I propose to erect a monument to Edward somewhere in Venezuela, for example .. He stands, looks ahead, has a hat in the shape of a crown on his head and holds a torch in front of him .. This will be a real symbol of American democracy .. not like a statue of freedom .. laughing
    1. poquello
      poquello 30 August 2013 20: 57
      Quote: denson06
      I propose to erect a monument to Edward somewhere in Venezuela, for example .. He stands, looks ahead, has a hat in the shape of a crown on his head and holds a torch in front of him .. This will be a real symbol of American democracy .. not like a statue of freedom .. laughing

      Maybe they’ll deliver it in the USA itself when the USA will again become a country of freedom (though I’m trying to understand when they were that country).
    APASUS 30 August 2013 19: 12
    They get out as much as they can. Perhaps they’ll sprinkle the left dossier, where he will be declared a scorched homosexual and neurasthenic. Now they are trying to raise a negative wave to Snowden as a person.
    1. Tan4ik
      Tan4ik 30 August 2013 19: 20
      He will still declassify something)
    2. Max otto
      Max otto 30 August 2013 22: 04
      Yes, you write wrong! A neurasthenic and a homosexual are a positive characteristic for them. They love such people there, there is nothing for him to create a positive Omirigan image. laughing
  9. GEO
    GEO 30 August 2013 19: 22
    Hehe, good trolling ov)))
  10. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 30 August 2013 20: 03
    Well yes, brains in 2003 ... oh well! In 87 ... Anyone who has eyes and brains can see many traces left on the planet by previous civilizations. They all died. And I have a theory ...
    Now we, as a civilization, have come to the next threshold of complication. And our leaders? That and that ... Admins know - the high authorities will not even replace the file name. Like this is not a royal matter ... well, in truth - he does not understand and is afraid. Passwords are among the coolest, most informed, most-most ... like one 1234. I am sure that the most difficult thing is for the general that leads our department K. 5678. This is the limit.
    Having passed that sieve of selection, which we have built into our civilization, at the top there are people who, to put it mildly, are not capable of realizing the complexity of modern governance, let alone conforming to it. And soon will happen to us what has already happened with past civilizations. Our leaders will resort to radical simplification. Since after the next World War, their management methods will be in demand. Among stone axes ... Consciously they will do it, or they simply cannot bear the pressure of the "very smart" environment, it doesn't matter for us anymore ...
  11. shpuntik
    shpuntik 30 August 2013 20: 41
    My visual memory whispers to me that the photo for the article is not Snowden.
    Maybe the author found a double? fellow
    1. rainufa
      rainufa 30 August 2013 22: 39
      The photo is clearly not him.
      1. WIN969
        WIN969 30 August 2013 23: 50
        Pictured is Snowden's alleged accomplice.
    2. Obliterator
      Obliterator 31 August 2013 00: 23
      There is no mole on the cheek. The shape of the ears is different, lighter eyes, their shape is slightly different, eyebrows are smaller.
    3. Do not care
      Do not care 31 August 2013 04: 54
      The glasses are similar, but also different.
    4. sub307
      sub307 31 August 2013 22: 15
      In the photographs are different people. And the article without reference to the source.
    5. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 1 September 2013 20: 05
      Quote: shpuntik
      my memory whispers that in the photo for the article, not Snowden

      That's how good, fast and high-quality Russian plastic surgeons work
      Trips to the West for treatment - show off.
  12. studentmati
    studentmati 30 August 2013 20: 49
    The whole situation that is happening speaks most likely of the low quality of the psycho-diagnostics of the candidate when selecting personnel of this level. And there are many reasons for this. And the main one: either a low scientific level, or negligence in the selection, or a corruption component.

    And the first and main - counterintelligence did not work. Which, however, is very good from the position of opponents of the United States.
  13. poquello
    poquello 30 August 2013 21: 13
    "If we talk about downloading information by a sysadmin named Snowden, then we need to remember that the NSA and the CIA have several thousand more such specialists. After the story with Snowden, information may be disclosed that Edward had assistants. American intelligence services only today decided to go down the path of checking other sysadmins, hoping to catch someone red-handed. "

    Hee hee. Everything has long been downloaded and hacked. 80% of all amer secrets have long been held by people who do not need money. The show will continue.
  14. uizik
    uizik 30 August 2013 21: 56
    Not so simple. In order to download the secret info you need to have an access code. Upon hacking, they will immediately find out. I do not think that Snowden had all the access codes. Definitely someone helped him.
  15. poquello
    poquello 30 August 2013 22: 04
    "The dossier of former CIA and NSA contractor Edward Snowden, seized by police on August 18 in the transit area of ​​London Heathrow Airport from an assistant journalist for The Guardian, is about 58 thousand top secret British intelligence documentsOliver Robbins, Deputy National Security Adviser, told the High Court of the British capital on Friday. "

    from the secrets spawn