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

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(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.

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