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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, 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?

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  • (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...