17 October 2017
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U.S. gov't contractor arrested after NSA leak report

A U.S. government contractor has been arrested on suspicion of leaking top-secret information to a news outlet, BBC News reports.


Reality Leigh Winner, 25, allegedly removed classified material from a government facility in the U.S. state of Georgia, according to BBC News.

The charges were announced shortly after the Intercept published a National Security Agency briefing about alleged Russian political meddling.

The Trump administration has been railing against leaks to the media.

Ms Winner was arrested on 3 June, the justice department said.

Top-secret NSA report details Russian hacking effort days before 2016 U.S. election - mediaShe is a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation and had been employed at an NSA facility in Georgia since February, reports NBC News.

The accused faces a count of "gathering, transmitting or losing defense information", according to the network.

Tags: NSA, arrest, leak, RussianMeddling

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