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Report: Snowden impersonated NSA officials to access some files

Report: Snowden impersonated NSA officials to access some files

Posted By Josh Peterson

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden impersonated the electronic identities of top NSA officials in order to access the highly classified documents he leaked to the press, NBC News reports.

While the NSA says it doesn’t know exactly what Snowden took, reports the publication, it estimates that he stole as many as 20,000 documents from the agency.

By impersonating senior officials in the agency, Snowden was able to access documents not even available to him with his “top secret” clearance.

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