It's no secret that former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is a very wanted man. Both the U.S. and the U.K. have been wanting to get their hands on him since Snowden took thousands of encrypted files from the NSA.
And in case you do not know, a British newspaper "The Sunday Times" recently reported that both Russia and China had decrypted the files stolen by Snowden, and this had forced the UK intelligence service MI6 to pull officers out of hostile countries. There's only one problem with the report; no one wants to go on record saying this. Everything in the report came from sources who are unidentified and off-the-record.
There's 2 main problems with this. First, Snowden had openly said many times that he no longer has the files and documents in his possession. He had gave them away and destroyed everything else. Second, the newspaper report never said how MI6 managed to know that the Russians and Chinese had managed to crack the files.
Considering all these facts, forgive me if I (and almost anyone who's not an American or British national) take the latest "news" with a large pinch of salt. If "The Sunday Times" want me to believe this story, they need to do a lot better than "unidentified senior British intelligence officers".