An almost day-long outage of the National Security Agency’s website has raised further questions as to whether America’s most secretive surveillance agency has itself been compromised, days after a shadowy cybergroup claimed to have obtained some of the NSA’s most powerful hacking tools. The website went down late Monday, according to Politico, and was not restored until late Tuesday. A request for comment to the NSA from was not immediately returned.

The outage, however, came after the posting of a cache of hacking tools purportedly by a group known as “The Shadow Brokers” to its Tumblr account over the weekend. The group claimed to have obtained the malware, supposedly used by the NSA, from The Equation Group, a hacking group with alleged ties to the agency. CONTINUE