The US intelligence agencies investigating the widespread compromise say it was "likely" orchestrated from Russia
Alexander ran the agency when Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing the depth of its surveillance programs.
Edward Snowden, who revealed the program in 2013, says he feels vindicated.
It's the first time Microsoft has credited the NSA with disclosing a vulnerability, according to a security expert.
Today's major tech headlines include a major Windows flaw discovered by the NSA, Chrome's privacy changes coming later this year and Instagram testing access to DMs through a web browser.
One employee used the database to search for himself, his relatives and other FBI employees, according to newly declassified documents.
The former NSA contractor reiterates his reasons for not returning to the US.
Just in case.
The new Cybersecurity Directorate will launch on Oct. 1.
This comes months after the agency deleted millions of call records.
The EternalBlue hacking exploit, already used in the infamous WannaCry and NotPetya attacks, has now surfaced in the NSA's own backyard, says The New York Times.
Program that analyzed Americans' calls and texts has become too burdensome, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.