RantCrush Top 5: October 6, 2016

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FBI Busts A New NSA Leak

Another NSA contractor was apparently secretly arrested by the FBI back in August and has been in custody ever since. Harold Thomas Martin is under suspicion of stealing and leaking classified material, or more specifically: a secret super code used to hack foreign governments’ computer systems.

The difference between Martin and whistleblowers like Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning is that this guy stole the actual software, not documents. It also doesn’t seem like he did it for the public interest, and this software can be used for a whole lotta damage. Snowden pointed out that Martin was charged with theft of government material, not espionage, like he was.

Some have speculated Martin may be connected to the hacking by the Shadow Brokers in August.

It remains to be seen if Martin wants truth for the people, or if he’s selling the code to Russia, China, or another actor.

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