In a series of tweets Tuesday, Snowden referred to a breach of the National Security Agency’s malware server over the weekend. It was carried out a mysterious group calling itself the Shadow Brokers, which acquired and released code for programs some experts believe were created by the NSA.
Breaking down the event, Snowden said such a hack was not unprecedented, but the publication of it was.
“Why did they do it? No one knows, but I suspect this is more diplomacy than intelligence, related to the escalation around the DNC hack,” he tweeted Tuesday.
He followed up the speculation with this:
“Someone will soon be sent home,” Anatoly Mukin wrote on Vkontakte in response to Snowden’s stream of tweets. Another commented: “It’s time to send this guest in a taxi all the way to his home.”
@mkomsomolets Снежку стало скучно и он решил сыграть со СМИ в злую игру? Такие шутки ему могут обернуться холодной камерой на острове США.
Opposition to U.S. (@OppositionToUS) August 17, 2016
Translation: “Snowden is getting bored so he decided to play an angry game with the media? This type of joke will have him end up in a cold chamber on a U.S island.”