If one thing is for certain about the United States, the United States loves to spy but can’t seem to keep itself from being spied on. According to federal officials, a second “Edward Snowden” has been arrested in connection to what is believed to be the theft of thousands of American secrets bequeathed to another American spy.
Federal investigators say that 51-year-old Harold Martin III a security contractor for the American government and the NSA reportedly boarded thousands of government grade secrets over the course of a decade. Those secrets, per defense officials, are highly classified and could bring a severe national security threat to the American people.
Interestingly, Martin, reportedly worked with the tailored access operations unit, if that sounds funnny don’t be alarmed: it does. The Tailored Operations Access Unit is the same unit of the NSA that is composed of several elite hackers tasked with building databases and programs capable of hacking into remote regions like Russia and North Korea.
Sources reportedly indicated to The Daily Beast that Martin’s motive remains largely unclear, but it is suspected that he swiped the classified information in connection to a PhD program for computer science that he had been enrolled in for some time.
Booze Allen Hamilton reportedly confirmed that Martin also worked for them alike previous classified leaker Edward Snowden. Their stock dove 4% Wednesday upon new stock of the arrest.