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5 Dec, 2013

Snowden learnt ethical hacking, Java programming in India – Hindustan Times

Edward Snowden, who worked as a cyber security contractor for the US National Security Agency (NSA) and stole thousands of sensitive documents containing details of the worldwide snooping operations of the NSA, spent six quite and cautious days in India 2010 learning about ethical hacking and core Java programming.

“Snowden had told us that he worked for the NSA,” recalled Hema Sharma, training centre manager at Moti Bagh campus of Koenig Solutions, the institute where Snowden spent six days. But the Koenig trainers were not surprised at all with Snowden’s NSA background as they get many students who are working with the US snooping agency.

“Snowden generally kept to himself and only revealed the information that was sufficient enough to get him enrolled at our training campus. We didn’t find him to active on any of the social media. He didn’t make any friends during his stay here. Our foreign students generally take trip to Agra to see Taj Mahal but Snowden wasn’t interested in that. But he was a fast learner,” added Sharma.

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