RSA Bribed by NSA over Encryption
Information leaked by Edward Snowden reveals that the National Security Agency bribed security firm RSA to include backdoors within its encryption. More specifically, the intentional flaws made within the RSA’s encryption tokens were made public. RSA received a total of $10 million from the NSA for providing a backdoor to the encryption. Two unknown individuals who are familiar with BSafe, an encryption software offered by RSA, stated that RSA made the NSA’s cryptographic formula the default encryption key within the software in exchange for the money. RSA, who is currently owned by EMC Corporation, did not return a request for comment on the issue.