US government hacker jailed after losing secrets


A man who illegally took home hacking tools from his workplace at the National Security Agency, and then allegedly lost them to Russian intelligence, has been jailed for five years and six months.

Nghia Hoang Pho, 68, developed hacking tools at the NSA’s elite Tailored Access Operations (TAO) unit, which works on penetrating target computer networks for the US intelligence community.

While employed by the NSA between 2010 and 2015, Pho took home what prosecutors described as “massive troves of highly classified national defence information” and stored those troves on his home computer network.

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Source: Sky News