US guardsman Jack Teixeira on Thursday was arrested for the suspected leaks of extremely labeled army associated paperwork on the chat room of the social media platform Discord.
On this leak, it’s mentioned that data regarding the Ukrainian warfare and the opposite Nationwide Protection associated paperwork had been leaked. The precise particulars of the info leaks weren’t revealed , by the Division of US Defence.
It’s estimated that almost 50 paperwork have been leaked through the social media platform which is now revolving world wide.
Who’s Jack Teixiera? What did he do?
Jack Teixeira is a 21 yr outdated top quality Massachusetts US Air Nationwide Guard. He’s an IT specialist within the Air Nationwide Guard. As a “cyber transport methods specialist” , he’s liable for sustaining the army communications community.
The guardsman is tasked with guaranteeing a secured communications community which supplies him with the upper stage of safety clearance permitting him the entry to deal with extremely labeled data.
Supposedly, the Air Nationwide Guard, chats along with his on-line buddies within the Discord platform which is began as a hangout place for the avid gamers. On this platform, Jack illegally talked and shared army labeled data.
On this geopolitical group, they’ve talked in regards to the Russia – Ukraine warfare and a few had been additionally racists.
At first, Jack Teixeira used to kind extremely labeled data within the chat group. It’s mentioned that the others within the group didn’t imagine the info and later he began releasing the army associated paperwork to show the reality of his data.
Leaked Paperwork on Discord
FBI mentioned that beginning in December 2022, Jack typed and despatched the delicate data within the group. Then in January 2023 he launched the photocopy of the labeled paperwork. For a while, the paperwork had been accessed solely by the folks within the group.
They are saying that the group initially accommodated solely US Residents. Later, folks from Ukraine, Russia and lots of others had been additionally joined.
The controversial chat room Thug Shaker Central was deleted by Jack Teixeira after the leaked paperwork began to go rounds within the web. The paperwork had been reshared on numerous platforms like twitter, telegram and discord.
These screenshots of the paperwork containing delicate data on the NATO nations, US allies, Ukrainian warfare standing, and such data started vanishing from the social media platforms. The posts had been both deleted or the account was totally closed by the consumer who posted them beforehand.
DOD’s Response to the Pentagon leak
The Division of US Protection (DOD) in response calls the info leak as ‘a Felony Act’. The Air Pressure Brigadier Basic Pat Ryder mentioned that the US authorities is taking the matter very significantly and partnered with the intelligence communities to have a greater understanding on the “extent, scope and affect of the leaks”.
He additional informed the Press that the leaked labeled data will stay as labeled data. It is not going to be declassified simply because it’s shared on-line or in any other case. He mentioned, “the labeled data is not going to be confirmed or mentioned with public as it’s a matter of nationwide safety and safety of allied and accomplice nations”.
Jack Teixeira was arrested by the FBI on Thursday for the Pentagon leaks underneath the espionage costs and it’s mentioned that he will probably be tried underneath army costs as nicely.