US spy worker stole 'astonishing quantity' of data: prosecutors

A computer workstation bearing the National Security Agency (NSA) logo is seen inside the Threat Operations Center at Fort Meade, MarylandUS prosecutors said they expected to file espionage charges against a private contractor for the National Security Agency suspected of stealing an “astonishing quantity” of classified information. Harold Martin III was arrested August 27 in Maryland and poses a “grave danger” to the United States, prosecutors wrote in a filing ahead of a detention hearing set for Friday in Baltimore. Martin, who has now been fired, worked for Booz Allen Hamilton — the same firm that hired the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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