Edward Snowden

Snowden May Have Persuaded Up To 25 Colleagues To Give Up Logins, Passwords

Those who gave up the information have been removed from assignments


(Reuters)—Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden used login credentials and passwords provided unwittingly by colleagues at a spy base in Hawaii to access some of the classified material he leaked to the media, sources said.

A handful of agency employees who gave their login details to Snowden were identified, questioned and removed from their assignments, said a source close to several U.S. government investigations into the damage caused by the leaks.