The Department of Justice has filed charges Monday against a 25-year-old female federal contractor for stealing Top Secret NSA information and leaking it to a news outlet, the Gateway Pundit reports.
Reality Leigh Winner, who lives in Augusta, Ga., is accused of “removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet,” according to the complaint filed in a U.S. District Court in Georgia.
Winner held a Top Secret clearance while working for Pluribus International, where she joined on February 13, the complaint showed.
She was arrested on Saturday and appeared in court to face the charges on Monday.
The Justice Department made the announcement after a news outlet published a report based on a leaked classified document that reveal Russian operatives tried to hack over 100 local election officials before last year’s election.
Although it was not stated in the complaint, NBC News stated that The Intercept received the documents. The news website was created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.