The Daily Mail has reported Wednesday that the FBI is currently preparing to hunt for and find the person who leaked the information that has come out in the recent Wikileaks massive “Vault 7” leak of classified information.
The leaking of classified information is illegal, and it is something that the Trump administration has been very critical of. Trump has said recently that he believes Obama loyalists within the government are leaking information to undermine him.
A former intelligence official has told the Washington Post that this major leak will lead to a massive mole hunt to find the source. This information being released is very dangerous to American national Security.
The Daily Mail reported:
The FBI is launching a hunt to unmask the source of the CIA document leak which has rocked the US intelligence services.
Thousands of documents were suddenly published by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks yesterday, purportedly revealing hacking tools which the CIA uses to break into devices such as phones, computers and smart TVs.
It the latest in an embarrassing series of revelations, and WikiLeaks has promised more to come.
Investigators are now carrying out a massive operation to find who released the documents, with the source likely to face a long jail term if caught. The most recent whistleblower to be convicted under the Espionage Act, Chelsea Manning, was given a 35 year sentence, although this was commuted in the final days of Barack Obama’s presidency.