In an act of heroism recently a Defense Contractor, Reality Winner, has leaked documents to the The Intercept news organizations exposing details of how Russia hacked the US elections. Instead of the parade which she deserved, Reality was arrested this weekend at her home in Georgia by the FBI.
The 25 year old defense contractor speaks a number of Middle Eastern languages including Farsi and Pashto, and has top secret security clearance. An affidavit from the FBI suggests they tracked Winner down through a printed document first shown to them by staff at The Intercept whom were seeking to verify the document’s authenticity. The document appeared to be creased, suggesting that it had been printed by her office printer which left an invisible identifier on the document. After questioning, Winner apparently confessed to the crime.
Read the resulting article based on her leak at The Intercept here