U.S. federal prosecutors reportedly will charge former National Security Agency (NSA) staffer Harold Martin III not only removed 50 terabytes of data from NSA servers, but also removed “six full banker's boxes” of documents along with a host of computer hardware, according to published reports.
Prosecutors intend to charge Martin, a 20-year NSA employee, with violating the Espionage Act and The Washington Post reported Martin is a prime suspect in a highly public data dump that contained some of the NSA's hacking tools that has been attributed to the Shadow Brokers cybergang.
In addition to swiping documents and digital files, the government's charges against Martin also state he routinely removed computers, thumb drives and other storage devices. Law enforcement also found a small armories worth of weapons in his home, including two registered and eight unregistered weapons.
If convicted Martin faces up to 10 years in prison on each charge.