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U.S. identifies suspect in major leak of CIA hacking tools https://t.co/iyrIBPHYKr
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 15, 2018
Leaked top-secret hacking tools are one of the most significant leaks in the CIA’s history which could damage and reveal the top-secret intelligence regarding the cyberweapons and spying techniques that might be used against the United States.
According to washingtonpost, Vault 7 disclosures could cause more damage to American intelligence efforts than those by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Government authorities looked through Schulte’s condo in New York a year ago and acquired PC hardware, notebooks and transcribed notes.
He revealed extraordinary details about the capabilities of the United States to spy on computers and phones around the world, but the Vault 7 leaks showed how such spying is actually done, Officials said.
Part of that investigation, Laroche an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, said, “was analyzing whether a technology is known as Tor, which allows Internet users to hide their location, “was used in transmitting classified information.”
Allegation says, he utilized Tor at his New York flat, however, they have given no confirmation that he did as such to reveal classified data.
According to Schulte’s LinkedIn page, he was working for the US National Security Agency as a system engineer, prior to his time at the CIA as a Software Engineer.