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And We Have A Winner !

Postby toucana on June 6th, 2017, 4:05 am 

The US Justice department have announced charges against a federal contractor with TS clearance after she allegedly leaked classified information to an online media outlet

The woman who has the unlikely name of Reality Leigh Winner is a 25 y/o linguist and contractor with Pluribus International Corp. in Georgia, and she has been accused of removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet thought to be the online news site called Intercept.

According to British website The Register, she printed out a classified memo dated 5 May dealing with Russian attempts to hack US voting machine technology assets from her own work PC and mailed it to the Intercept. She subsequently sent an email using her own personal Gmail account from her work PC to the site asking for a copy of the podcast of the article based on her leak.

Government investigators who obtained copies of the leaked documents were able to back-trace the print-job from Metadata hidden in microdots that identified the time, date and print-station involved

Whilst President Trump and his advisers who have been clamouring for intelligence services to do more about tracking down leakers will be pleased, their joy is likely to be short lived.

The Leigh Winner arrest actually confirms and validates claims that Russian intelligence operatives were trying to hack US voting machine technologies, and were using spear-fishing techniques to steal US voter registration databases and manipulate the 2016 US presidential election.

It’s sets the scene for NSA director Adm. Mike Rogers' testimony to Congress tomorrow quite nicely.
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