Former Central Intelligence Agency engineer Joshua Schulte was convicted in federal court Wednesday for what some believe to be the biggest leak of classified material in the agency’s history.
Schulte was found guilty on nine counts in his second court case since his initial arrest in 2018. He was arrested on charges of stealing the CIA’s Vault 7 material and subsequently uploading it to Wikileaks. Some of the stolen data contained information about the CIA’s hacks of Apple and Android smartphones during foreign espionage operations.
According to U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams, Schulte was convicted of “one of the most brazen and damaging acts of espionage in American history.” He had argued in court that Schulte leaked some of the country’s “most valuable intelligence-gathering cyber tools used to battle terrorist organizations” and other malicious influences around the world. more here