NSA contractor Harold Martin secretly arrested by FBI for stealing classified material

A US federal contractor was secretly arrested by the FBI in August for allegedly stealing top secret intelligence and a hacking tool developed by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday (5 October).

Harold Thomas Martin III faces charges of theft of government property and unauthorised removal and retention of classified materials, authorities said.

Federal investigators are also looking into whether the 51-year-old Booz Allen Hamilton contractor was behind the August leak of NSA hacking tools online.

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