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(WASHINGTON POST) WASHINGTON — Some of the most powerful espionage tools created by the National Security Agency’s elite group of hackers have been revealed in recent days, a development that could threaten the security of government and corporate computers.

 

A cache of hacking tools with code names such as Epicbanana, Buzzdirection, and Egregiousblunder appeared mysteriously online over the weekend, setting the security world abuzz with speculation over whether the material was legitimate.

 

The file appeared to be real, according to former NSA personnel who worked in the agency’s hacking division, known as Tailored Access Operations.

 

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