NSA Leaker: US Has Engaged in 61,000 Worldwide Hacking Operations

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Via Drudge:
‘I’M NEITHER TRAITOR NOR HERO. I’M AN AMERICAN’…
SNOWDEN TALKS WITH SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST NEWSPAPER…
More explosive details on US surveillance targets…
Steps he claims US took since he broke cover…
His plans for the immediate future…
His fears for his family…

Will fight extradition…
LET HONG KONG DECIDE…
Not hiding…

NSA leaker Edward Snowden told the South China Morning Post that the US government has engaged in 61,000 worldwide hacking operations.
The Washington Post reported:

Edward Snowden, the self-confessed leaker of secret surveillance documents, claimed Wednesday that the United States has mounted massive hacking operations against hundreds of Chinese targets since 2009.

The former contractor, whose work at the National Security Agency gave him access to highly classified U.S. intelligence, made the assertions in an interview with the South China Morning Post. The newspaper said he showed it “unverified documents” describing an extensive U.S. campaign to obtain information from computers in Hong Kong and mainland China.

“We hack network backbones — like huge Internet routers, basically — that give us access to the communications of hundreds of thousands of computers without having to hack every single one,” he told the newspaper.

According to Snowden, the NSA has engaged in more than 61,000 hacking operations worldwide, including hundreds aimed at Chinese targets. Among the targets were universities, businesses and public officials.

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