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Feb112018

CIA Paid $100,000 to Shadowy Russian Touting Trump Dirt and Stolen Cyberweapons

U.S. spies paid out $100,000 to a Russian intelligence source who promised to deliver weapons stolen from the National Security Agency and compromising information on President Donald Trump, reported The New York Times Friday.

The seller, who was not identified in the report, allegedly offered to sell the U.S. its hacking tools back, after they were advertised for sale online by a group called the Shadow Brokers.

The stolen cyberweapons had been used by hackers to break into computer systems globally, and unleash a global malware attack in May, 2017.

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