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Snowden 2.0: New NSA Contractor Whistleblower, Arrested for Stealing Spy Malware

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:38
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QUESTION: Is this the same ‘malware leak’ that US elected officials blamed on Russia?

His name is Harold Thomas Martin III. He is a US Navy veteran and NSA contractor…



The FBI “secretly arrested” a National Security Agency contractor on suspicion of stealing and revealing malware used to hack foreign governments, the New York Times reported citing federal intelligence and law enforcement officials.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden confirmed the existence of the malware, leaked in August. Portions of the classified computer codes used by the NSA were posted online in August, with hacking group “ShadowBrokers” offering the full program up for sale. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden confirmed the software was authentic. US officials blamed the hack on Russia.

The contractor’s name is Hal Martin, and he is a Navy veteran, said the Baltimore Sun reporter Ian Duncan citing the man’s attorney. Martin worked for Booz Allan Hamilton, the same company that used to employ Snowden, before he blew the lid on NSA operations in 2013.

Citing unnamed government officials, the New York Times reported the contractor was arrested “in recent weeks,” the New York Times said. According to Duncan, Martin was arrested in late August and has already appeared before a judge.

Martin’s LinkedIn profile describes him as a “Technical Advisor & Investigator on Offensive Cyber issues” for the Department of Defense since July 2015, “in pursuit of program oversight, management excellence, and optimal outcomes on issues for various Cyber related Initiatives across DoD and the IC [intelligence community]”…

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