The National Security Agency is bracing for another major leak, according to U.S. intelligence officials, who say they’re expecting disclosures about the agency’s technical cyber intelligence gathering capabilities to be published in an undisclosed news outlet.
The disclosure is not coming from an insider like former contractor Edward Snowden, who stole NSA documents, reports The Washington Free Beacon, but rather through technicians at a cybersecurity firm in Mexico. The company contacted the news outlet with its information, and a report about the breach could become public by this weekend.
The NSA, which is still recovering from Snowden’s thefts, is not commenting about the report, The Free Beacon said. Snowden remains under asylum in Russia after he revealed documents that detailed the NSA’s electronic surveillance practices and foreign intelligence gathering.