NSA to Congress: Snowden copied co-worker's password

Posted: February 13, 2014 at 11:37 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has told Congress that former analyst Edward Snowden gained access to at least some classified files by copying a password from a co-worker who has now resigned.

The unnamed civilian employee resigned last month after the government revoked his security clearance, according to a letter to the House Judiciary Committee.

Snowden has denied in interviews that he stole computer passwords or tricked some co-workers into giving him their passwords. But the National Security Agency letter suggests that Snowden tricked at least one of them and copied his password without the co-worker’s knowledge.

Read more in Friday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.