NSA: Snowden stole co-worker’s password

It opened the door to classified data

Posted: February 14, 2014 at 3:19 a.m.

Activists wearing masks of former NSA analyst Edward Snowden, right, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, center, and President Barack Obama perform with an oversized passport outside the foreign ministry to demand Snowden be granted asylum in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Last year, Snowden revealed that the United States collected data on billions of telephone and email conversations in Latin America's biggest country, including Rousseff's communications with aides. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

WASHINGTON — Former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden copied a password from a co-worker to gain access to at least some classified documents that he later disclosed to the world, the NSA reported to Congress. Snowden has previously said he did not steal any passwords.

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