Career officer indicted for copying classified information

Indictment says defendant risked safety of state by copying classified data onto CDs, which he stored at his home. Defendant's attorney: He only tried to make his work more efficient

The Military Prosecution filed an indictment against a non-commissioned career officer who served in an elite unit in the IDF's Teleprocessing Corps accusing him of copying thousands of top level secret files from his computer at the base to his private PC.


The defendant, who holds the rank of sergeant major, served as a team leader and was responsible for managing systems' failure on the military network. Later on he served at the unit in charge of protecting computerized IDF information.


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According to the indictment, during the defendant's transition from the Teleprocessing Corps base to his new position, he removed the hard drive from his army computer, which was connected to the military network and contained highly classified material, and connected it to a civilian internet network in his new base.


Later on, the defendant copied classified information onto a number of CDs, removed them from the unit and stored them in his house in central Israel.


The indictment further claims that the information could have been stolen from his house and "could have harmed state security as the information is of great significance to the enemy and can assist in cyber attacks. "


The defendant's attorney said that his client had only good intentions and denies causing any harm to state security. "He only meant to make his work more efficient, and this will be proven in court," he said.





פרסום ראשון: 06.19.12, 14:23
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