How the U.S. Will Respond to the Likely NSA Hack

One of the NSA’s most vaunted teams lost top-secret cyberweapons to a group of unknown hackers. The question now is, what comes next?

Early Saturday morning, a group called the Shadow Brokers posted what they claimed to be data stolen from the NSA’s Equation Group, a team of American government hackers that’s been called "the most advanced" threat on the internet because of its planet-wide reach and top-of-the-line offensive hacking tools—what we call cyberweapons.

The Shadow Brokers leak seems increasingly legitimate: This really is likely to be NSA code, just like the hackers say it is. 

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