NY Times: Snowden had hacking skills

The New York Times has heard a descrip­tion of Edward Snowden’s résumé. Accord­ing to the paper the résumé clearly shows that Snow­den pos­sessed “hack­ing skills,” and that he acquired them while work­ing as an intel­li­gence contractor.

The Times arti­cle goes on to say:

In an age when ter­abytes of data can be stashed inside palm-size devices, the new details about Mr. Snowden’s train­ing and assign­ments under­score the chal­lenges that the N.S.A. faces in recruit­ing a new gen­er­a­tion of free-spirited com­puter experts with diverse polit­i­cal views.