Trevor Paglen

On Thursday, NBC News published a memo from the NSA, reporting that an unnamed civilian employee of the agency had been linked to leaks made by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
The employee, the memo said, allowed Snowden to use his “Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificate to access classified information on NSANet; access that he knew had been denied to Mr. Snowden.” The NSA further alleges that Snowden asked the employee to enter his PKI password on Snowden’s computer, on which he “was able to capture the password” without the employee’s knowledge.
“The civilian was not aware that Mr. Snowden intended to unlawfully disclose classified information,” read the memo. “However, by sharing his PKI certificate, he failed to comply with security obligations.” The employee had his security clearance revoked in November and resigned in January.

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