NSA could hold ‘smoking gun’ in DNC leak

The political world is intensely focused on the FBI investigation into the suspected Russian hacking of Democratic National Committee emails, but the real smoking gun that could link the hack to Moscow is more likely found in the vast data troves of the National Security Agency.

While private sector cybersecurity specialists have gathered evidence pointing to Russia as the source of the hack, the U.S. Government has unique abilities to confirm such a finding, including sometimes being able to identify specific foreign government agencies or even individuals as responsible for the hacking, experts said.


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