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posted by Fnord666 on Friday February 10 2017, @06:52PM   Printer-friendly
from the always-get-your-access-tools-tailored dept.

Days after the Washington Post reported on the hoarding of Tailored Access Operations tools by Harold T. Martin III, a federal grand jury has indicted the former NSA contractor:

A federal grand jury has indicted a former National Security Agency contractor on 20 counts of willful retention of national defense information.

According to prosecutors, Harold "Hal" Martin took a slew of highly classified documents out of secure facilities and kept them at his home and in his car. Earlier this week, the Washington Post reported that among those materials, Martin is alleged to have taken 75 percent of the hacking tools that were part of the Tailored Access Operations, an elite hacking unit within NSA.

The indictment outlines 20 specific documents that he is accused of having taken, including "a March 2014 NSA leadership briefing outlining the development and future plans for a specific NSA organization."

Previously: NSA Contractor Harold Martin III Arrested
NSA Contractor Accused of "Stealing" Terabytes of Information, Charged Under Espionage Act
The Shadow Brokers Identify Hundreds of Targets Allegedly Hacked by the NSA


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 10 2017, @09:26PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 10 2017, @09:26PM (#465596)

    Sure why not? Worked for Chelsea Manning right?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 10 2017, @09:29PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 10 2017, @09:29PM (#465597)

    I'm sure Chelsea is kicking herself for not thinking of "I didn't know those were classified" first. I'm sure the same standard of justice would have been applied.

    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 10 2017, @11:34PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 10 2017, @11:34PM (#465625)

      I'm sure Chelsea is kicking herself in the balls

      FTFY

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 10 2017, @11:45PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 10 2017, @11:45PM (#465630)

        Not for long.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 10 2017, @11:58PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 10 2017, @11:58PM (#465633)

          Chelsea Manning was figuratively and literally emasculated his then her first night in military prison.

          If only to make an example out of her for future whistleblowers (about what kind of whistle they'll be blowing when they get caught.)

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 11 2017, @08:32AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 11 2017, @08:32AM (#465712)

            what's not to love about corruption

        • (Score: 3, Touché) by c0lo on Saturday February 11 2017, @06:16AM

          by c0lo (156) on Saturday February 11 2017, @06:16AM (#465696) Journal

          Not for long.

          Actually, if you think a bit... while still attached it's hard (impossible?) to actually kick yourself in the nuts... I mean... without detaching either the kicking foot or the nuts from the body.
          Now that the separation of the balls was carried out, she could theoretically keep them for as long as she lives to kick them at her leisure.

          --
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoFiw2jMy-0
    • (Score: 1) by Ethanol-fueled on Saturday February 11 2017, @03:40AM

      by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Saturday February 11 2017, @03:40AM (#465675) Homepage

      That is pants-on-head retarded and would have been ripped apart in court.

      There are briefings, refresher security training on a regular basis, seeing warnings everytime the computer is logged onto, seeing "TOP SECRET" on everything you see and read, having to go through a thick steel door designed to withstand x man-hours of trying to force it open just to perform your daily duties, etc.

      What did save Manning, though, was being a tranny. You can bet your ass that Obama would have let him rot in torture had Manning not been transgendered. The queers are one of the largest demographic supporters of the Democratic party and Obama could not risk alienating them.