CNN – Former CIA employee convicted for carrying out largest data leak in agency’s history

Washington (CNN)A former CIA employee charged with carrying out the largest leak of classified data in the agency’s history was convicted on all counts in federal court Wednesday.

Joshua Schulte — who was accused of handing over reams of classified data to WikiLeaks in 2016 — was convicted of illegally gathering and transmitting national defense information and obstructing a criminal investigation and grand jury proceeding, among other charges.
He had worked as a computer engineer within the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence, and created cyber tools that could grab data undetected from computers. Schulte defended himself at trial. An earlier trial ended in a hung jury in 2020.

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