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[ISN] Security-leak hacker jailed
By NOOR TOORANI
September 17, 2009
A GOVERNMENT emp-loyee, accused of leaking classified information about
Bahraini intelligence agents, did it out of revenge, it emerged
The Bahraini man was yesterday sentenced by the High Criminal Court to
three years in prison for leaking confidential information from the
National Security Agency (NSA).
The computer analyst, who was a former Pension Fund employee, allegedly
hacked into the NSA system and retrieved the names of the agents and any
cuts made to their salaries.
He then posted the information on the Bahrain Forum website, during
He claimed, during interrogations, that he leaked the information in
revenge for the arrest of Haq Movement for Liberties and Democ-racy
chief Hassan Mushai-ma and religious scholar Mohammed Al Moqdad by NSA
agents, according to court documents.
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