Former CIA Employee Convicted of Massive Leak

Posted on AllSides July 13th, 2022
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A federal jury in New York convicted a former Central Intelligence Agency software engineer of leaking a trove of classified documents to the website WikiLeaks.

After a retrial lasting several weeks, the jury on Wednesday found Joshua Schulte, 33 years old, guilty of all nine counts he faced, including illegal gathering of national defense information. The leak, which WikiLeaks dubbed Vault 7 and published in 2017, detailed how the CIA breaks into computers, smartphones, messaging applications and television sets. WikiLeaks said Vault 7 was the largest ever publication of confidential...

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