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Remember those stolen 'NSA exploits' leaked online by the Shadow Brokers? The Chinese had them a year before

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Or, as suggested above, a third party collecting compensation from multiple international sponsors? For budget preservation reasons it's likely government agencies would claim credit for the work, while arrogantly assuming they had everything under control. We already know from Vault 7 that they claimed to be able to fake the source of attacks (what the lawyers in any future case tried against certain GRU officers would raise as "reasonable doubt"). Is it that much of a stretch to think they wouldn't falsely claim authorship if it were in their interests?

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