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Former NSA Contractor Harold Martin Indicted

Accepted submission by takyon at 2017-02-10 00:26:58

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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