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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, @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