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By SecureWorld News Team
Tue | Nov 14, 2017 | 4:32 AM PST

Sometimes an article just grabs your attention.

This one details how the super secret National Security Agency failed to protect cyber secrets of its own.

That increases the cybersecurity risk your business now faces.

From a recent New York Times article:

Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American intelligence," says the New York Times.

Mr. Williams had written on his company blog about the Shadow Brokers, a mysterious group that had somehow obtained many of the hacking tools the United States used to spy on other countries. Now the group had replied in an angry screed on Twitter. It identified him—correctly—as a former member of the National Security Agency’s hacking group, Tailored Access Operations, or T.A.O., a job he had not publicly disclosed. Then the Shadow Brokers astonished him by dropping technical details that made clear they knew about highly classified hacking operations that he had conducted.

America’s largest and most secretive intelligence agency had been deeply infiltrated.

This is a powerful story, but it is not lighthearted.