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Ex-FBI Chief Reviews Security For Booz Allen After NSA Contractor Arrest

Robert Mueller hired after Booz Allen staff arrested for allegedly stealing classified information at NSA.

Consultant firm Booz Allen Hamilton has engaged the services of former FBI director Robert Mueller for an external review of its security practice after one of its employees contracted with the National Security Agency (NSA) was arrested on charges of stealing classified information, reports Reuters. In three years this is the second Booz Allen staff with NSA to have been involved in a controversy, the first being Edward Snowden who leaked classified files in 2013.

Prosecutors allege that Harold Thomas Martin had been downloading secret documents for over two decades and stolen at least 50 terabytes of classified information. The files seized from Martin’s home include "specific operational plans against a known enemy of the United States and its allies."

Officials say FBI is currently probing Martin’s involvement in the recent leak on NSA’s secret hacking tools for use against Russia and China.

Read more at Reuters.

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