DOD official: Snowden ‘stole everything – literally everything’

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden stole vastly more information than previously speculated, and is holding it at ransom for his own protection.

    “What’s floating is so dangerous, we’d be behind for twenty years in terms of access (if it were to be leaked),” a ranking Department of Defense official told the Daily Caller.

    “He stole everything – literally everything,” the official said.

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/17/dod-official-snowden-stole-everything-literally-everything/
     
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    Hopefully this is true and it al comes out. But I wouldn't be surprised if they are just saying this so they can get away with whatever else they are doing if everything that gets leaked gets shut down.
     
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    It is a feint: if he really had stolen "everything", they would say it was the tip of the iceberg. If the "enemy" thinks it is everything (unlikely), they might get caught off-guard by what was not there.
     
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    I guess they better give him a cast iron amnesty then...
     
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    In the linked article...

    Terrific use of the idiom...considering the circumstances.:rolleyes:
     
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    Haha if that is "everything" this organization is extremely inefficient! No one believes what has been leaked is even close to 1% of whatever everything is or maybe some people would :eek:
     
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    Good for him. Hopefully it all comes out. The NSA needs to be knocked down a lot of pegs.


    This man deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
     
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    They want him gone

    They most likely know he is out of valuable information.
    I think the U.S. Government is just trying to paint a giant target on this guy so some other country will do our dirty work.
     
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    Why, the other countries want to know what dirt he has. They wont take him out.
     
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    "And by everything, I mean everything, people. Literally. Everything. He took all our office supplies, the coffee creamer from the break room, the complimentary mints, the wash bucket out of the janitor closet. Everything. Bastard even took all the rolls of toilet paper out of the bathrooms. Poor Janice sat in the stall screaming for HOURS before someone found her. It was terrible..."
     
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    Never eat the mints.

    It seems odd that the NSA didn't employ any DLP. Sneakernet is alive and well.
     
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    I thank you sir.

    Interesting to see how there's a marked difference in accounts between Forbes, which claims Snowden was given his access and Reuters, which said Snowden got his access by convincing other NSA employees to give up their passwords.
     
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    :D:D:D

    People keep using that idiom. I don't think it means what they think it means. When you consider how much destruction really occurred in a single event in the bible. The nations destroyed usually consisted of a single city or at most a handful of cities. Even the great flood only affect a portion of what's now the Middle East.

    So yeah, Biblical proportions...Yeaaah...Okay. We might lose Rhode Island in the backwash. Biblical proportions, buddy.

    Snowden is da Man.:cool:
     
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    I think if he'd stolen everything he probably wouldn't be alive
     
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    This is the Daily Caller we're talking about here. A Breitbart wanna be.
     
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    I am not saying they would. They would just lock him up and torture him if they thought he knew more..

    Think of it as a parting shot.
     
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    There are supposedly 2 other people that have all of the data. So if Snowden disappears it all comes out. I don't think they want to take that chance
     
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    It is all a mirage the NSA doesn't exist... that about right?
     
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    Then he slunk to the ice box. He took the Whos' feast,
    he took the Who pudding, he took the roast beast.
    He cleaned out that ice box as quick as a flash.
    Why, the Grinch even took their last can of Who hash.
     
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    It's smoke and mirrors for sure. They want him to be persona non grata globally so they ratcheting up counter psy-ops to harm him even beyond the NSA's reach.
     
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    I can excuse the roast beef, but no one takes a man's hash. NO ONE!
     
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    The NSA's Rick Ledgett used the term "keys of the kingdom", which is an older IT term that usually meant that someone had gained root or privileged access to a system, which in turn would give the person access to anything/everything on the system or "literally everthing" as the article states.

    But looking at the actual quote, the "keys" Ledgett seems to be referring to is the "information on how countries can protect against U.S. surveillance".

    So in that content, the use of the "keys to the kingdom" phrase makes little sense -- "keys" are usually something that allows access (root password, etc.), rather than being something that prevents access.


     
  24. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    No doubt he stole the templates for how the NSA operates. We don't know the scale of what raw data he as and I don't know if anybody will ever know.
     
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    Interestingly enough, the CBS 60 Minutes piece, the original source of the "he stole everything" story, was written by a man who used to work for National Intelligence.

    From: '60 Minutes' Trashed For NSA Piece
     

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