CCCAM ZAWALI, Pakistan (Reuters) – When a group of American computer programmers hacked the United States government’s massive, highly sensitive National Security Agency (NSA) network in 2013, they had to get a warrant to get the full extent of the damage they had done.
Now they’re back, and they want to tell the world that their work was the first major breach of American security that took place in the United Kingdom in more than a decade.
And they’re asking people around the world to share their stories in hopes that they will help to rebuild trust and trustworthiness in a country where many believe the U.S. government is corrupt and has abused power.
So far, only a handful of people have done so, mostly in Pakistan and India, but the group is hoping to raise awareness and help other governments to do the same.
The hacking was widely publicized by the news media, and was used as a rallying cry for online activists, who often accuse the U!
of trying to take over their countries and control them with drones and other surveillance technologies.
The hackers, including three former U.K. government security staff, say the NSA’s hacking was necessary to protect the country from the threat of terrorist attacks.
But U.N. agencies and other U.R.S.-aligned experts have questioned whether the NSA could have had the resources to carry out the attacks, given the scope and scale of its intelligence gathering.
It was an act of terror, the U., which was the primary perpetrator, said one of the hackers, whose real name is Asim Shaikh.
It was a huge mistake.
We all made a huge error, he said in a statement.
We want to be a little more careful about this.
We’re going to tell everyone about it.
We didn’t even have the tools to do it.
And we’re not going to be successful because we didn’t have the resources.
We don’t need to do anything to protect ourselves.
We just need to have the right tools and the right infrastructure.
We just need the right mindset.
And now we need to get back to building relationships.
It’s not a game.
We have to get to know each other again.
This is not some game where you take risks and you’re supposed to get rich, it’s a life that you’re going through.
It’s about trust, security, accountability, and trust.
The people in charge, the politicians and the media, they’re all corrupt.
And they’re trying to control us.
And I think we need all of us to come together and say, “We need to take a look at ourselves.
We need all the power in the world.
We need all these tools to protect our rights.
But we need a mindset.
We want to change things, not just with people but with everything.
We’ll talk to each other, we’ll get together.
We’re going, but we have to work together.