A former CIA software engineer has been charged with leaking a theft from the archives of the spy agency’s secrets in 2017.
Joshua Adam Schulte allegedly stole classified information relating to national security by the CIA to be transmitted to Wikileaks.
FBI agents discovered alleged child porn in Mr Schulte apartment after his arrest.
Mr. Schulte faces 13 separate charges and faces up to 135 years in prison if found guilty.
Using the information allegedly provided by Mr Schulte, Wikileaks published thousands of documents in March 2017 details of the CIA’s cyber-warfare program.
Mr. Schulte designed the malware used to break terrorist suspects and other targets computer for the CIA for six years. He left the spy agency in 2016, to work in the private sector.
Name in code Vault 7, 2017 violation told how the CIA can take on the iphone through the malware and turn smart Tvs into surveillance devices.
It is believed that the agency’s greatest loss of classified documents.
“Schulte absolutely betrayed this nation and even violated his victims. As an employee of the CIA, Schulte took an oath to protect this country, but he is clearly in danger of extinction by the transmission of Classified Information.” FBI official William Sweeney Jr said in a statement.
Wikileaks has shared a statement of Mr. Schulte regarding his arrest by the FBI, in which the software engineer has said that “the agents of lead [him] around like a precious dog.”