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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) 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.