The US Department of Justice says a member of the US Air Force National Guard has been arrested in connection with a high profile leak of classified Pentagon documents.
21-year-old Jack Douglas Teixeira of Massachusetts was detained after highly classified defence and intelligence documents related to Russia’s war in Ukraine were found to have been shared on a Discord channel used by a group calling itself “Thug Shaker Central.”
Attorney General Merrick Garland announces probable cause arrest in connection with document leak
- Don’t be so distracted by remote hackers working for an enemy state that you overlook the threat that might be posed by insiders.
- A leaker’s motives might not be to cause you harm or make money. They might just be showing off to their buddies.
- If you want to remain truly anonymous, it’s not a good idea to brag about your job online.
Jack Teixeira is expected to appear in court in Boston tomorrow.
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