Is Russia Behind the Dumping of NSA Hacking Tools on the Web?

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An anonymous group this week dumped a cache of hacking tools allegedly linked to the National Security Agency (NSA) on the Internet, claiming it has another set of files for release to the highest bidder and raising speculation that Russia is behind yet another high-profile attack.

Although questions continue to swirl around the release, its attribution, and motivation, some experts say it points to Moscow’s efforts in the cyber realm. This is just the latest incident which suggests a possible Kremlin link, following on the heels of the Democratic National Committee hack, according to James Lewis, a senior vice president and director of the Strategic Technologies Program at CSIS.

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