Um contratado da NSA foi preso pelo FBI em Agosto por, alegadamente, ter roubado informação secreta.
Harold T. Martin III é empregado da Booz Allen Hamilton, a mesma empresa onde trabalhava o Edward Snowden, e encontrava-se a prestar serviços à NSA, onde tinha acesso a informação “top secret”.
O FBI levou a cabo as buscas em casa dele onde encontraram informação secreta que ele roubou da NSA mas, para já, não há indícios de que tivesse a intenção de trair de alguma forma o seu país.
Está a ser investigada a hipótese de Martin estar relacionado com a informação publicada recentemente pelo grupo auto-intitulado Shadow Brokers.
According to court documents, the F.B.I. discovered thousands of pages of documents and dozens of computers or other electronic devices at his home and in his car, a large amount of it classified. The digital media contained “many terabytes of information,” according to the documents. They also discovered classified documents that had been posted online, including computer code, officials said. Some of the documents were produced in 2014.
But more than a month later, the authorities cannot say with certainty whether Mr. Martin leaked the information, passed them on to a third party or whether he simply downloaded them.
The information believed to have been stolen by Mr. Martin appears to be different in nature from Mr. Snowden’s theft, which included documents that described the depth and breadth of the N.S.A.’s surveillance.
Mr. Martin is suspected of taking the highly classified computer code developed by the agency to break into computer systems of adversaries like Russia, China, Iran and North Korea, some of it outdated.
Several officials said that at the moment it did not look like a traditional espionage case, but the F.B.I. has not ruled anything out.
N.S.A. Contractor Arrested in Possible New Theft of Secrets [NY Times / Jo Becker, Adam Goldman, Michael S. Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo]
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