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Feds May Have Busted Another Snowden at NSA

51-year-old contractor was arrested on suspicion of stealing classified computer codes
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2016 12:13 PM CDT
Feds May Have Busted Another Snowden at NSA
The NSA may have a second Edward Snowden on its hands.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The NSA may have another Edward Snowden on its hands. The New York Times, quoting multiple sources, reports the FBI recently arrested an NSA contractor suspected of stealing "highly classified computer codes" used for hacking foreign governments, such as China, Iran, and Russia. Furthermore, the contractor—identified by Business Insider as 51-year-old Harold Martin III—worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, the same consulting firm used by the NSA that Snowden worked for. According to Business Insider, NSA hacking codes were leaked in August in an "unprecedented breach." And while it's unclear if this is the breach Martin was arrested in connection with, "the timing would make sense." (More NSA stories.)

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