[ISN] MI6 secrets threatened as Swiss spy steals a mountain of data

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012 02:52:37 -0600 (CST)

By Duncan Gardham
Investigations Correspondent
The Telegraph
04 Dec 2012

The senior technician became so disgruntled earlier this year that he 
stopped showing up for work at the NDB, the Swiss intelligence service.

But the agency only realised that something was amiss when UBS, the 
largest Swiss bank, expressed concern about an attempt to set up a new 
numbered bank account, which was traced to the technician.

Swiss investigators raided his home and seized portable storage devices 
containing terrabytes of classified information, running into hundreds 
of thousands of printed pages.

He had apparently downloaded the material from the Swiss intelligence 
service's servers onto portable hard drives and then carried them out of 
government buildings in a backpack.

Investigators believe he intended to sell the stolen data to foreign 
intelligence agencies or commercial buyers.


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