Usa, former CIA engineer guilty of maxi agency data theft

(ANSA) – WASHINGTON, JUL 13 – Joshua Schulte, a former CIA computer engineer, was found guilty by a federal jury in Manhattan of causing “one of the most daring and harmful acts of espionage in American history”, as he accused Attorney Damian Williams.

Schulte had been arrested following Wikileaks’ 2017 revelation of a series of confidential documents detailing the agency’s secret methods of breaking into the computer networks of foreign governments and terrorists. The New York Times writes it. The verdict comes two years after a previous jury failed to agree on eight of the ten counts. In the previous trial, Schulte, 33, was found guilty of contempt of court and misrepresentation to the FBI. He has been credited with nine more charges today, including gathering information on national defense and its illegal transmission. According to the indictment, the crimes were committed by an employee so resentful of the CIA that he “disclosed to the public, and therefore to our adversaries, some of our most crucial intelligence tools.” Schulte defended himself by claiming to be a scapegoat for the failures of the CIA. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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