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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: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 10 2017, @11:01PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 10 2017, @11:01PM (#465618)

    This is all apparent in the Wikileaks dumps from prior to the election. You know, the same leaks they blamed on Russian hackers

    No its not. No emails from her server were ever released by wikileaks. They were released by the state department in response to FOIA requests.
    As of today there have been exactly zero emails leaked from her server. There have been a ton of emails leaked from Podesta's gmail account and the state department's computers were thoroughly hacked. [] But so far there is no evidence that clinton's email server was ever successfully hacked.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 11 2017, @12:18AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 11 2017, @12:18AM (#465637)

    Clinton emailed Podesta and the DNC, emails from her server were therefore leaked in both those leaks, as well as Cablegate. Her server itself didn't have to be hacked for there to be leaked emails that are demonstrably sent to and received by her. Here's a link to the classified emails I referred to:[]=cg&q=&qfdestination=Secretary+of+State&qfoclass=CONFIDENTIAL&qtfrom=2009-01-10&qsort=tdesc#result []

    But yeah, she didn't know what (C) meant and there's definitely not a trove of digitally signed evidence stating otherwise.

    Your check from Correct the Record is in the mail.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 11 2017, @12:31AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 11 2017, @12:31AM (#465643)

      You've linked to a search for "cablegate" which has nothing to do with clinton email. []

      Citing random crap just proves you have no understanding of what you are talking about.

      • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 11 2017, @12:46AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 11 2017, @12:46AM (#465646)

        Yeah, Hillary Clinton had nothing to do with the State Department spying on the UN, that's why her name was attached to emails ordering the surveillance of UN officials. Can you dislodge your head from her gigantic ass for a second and recognize that, despite her and the media's willingness to paint her as your retarded grandma who doesn't understand email, that she just might have had a reason for running a private email server from her bathroom, and that reason may have had something to do with large sums of cash donated by the Saudis and Qatari and demonstrable collusion with both the DNC and mainstream media?

        • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 11 2017, @02:48AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 11 2017, @02:48AM (#465669)

          Whatever dude. You're just indulging in suspicion bias. Clinton is presumed guilty because she's clinton, no further proof needed.

          And that's pretty much all the email 'scandal' boils down to. There is smoke, so there must be fire - but don't pay attention to that guy with a smoke machine behind the curtain...