US spy left UK military files online while working from home in shocking security breach
- US spy left UK military secrets online so he could work from home
- Adam Sitzes left details of UK arms and military equipment sales online
- Mr. Sitzes should be investigated immediately after information breach
A US spy left British military secrets online after downloading them so he could work from home, it has been reported.
Adam Sitzes included details of the RAF’s £125million Typhoon jets, revealed arms deals and named senior counter-terrorism officials and personnel in the UK, NATO and Ukraine.
It is feared that Mr Sitzes, who is a US Air Force worker in his 40s, forgot the unencrypted folder after uploading it to the file-sharing website Trello in 2020 and gave it public access so he can view it on any device while working from home.
A source told The Sun newspaper: ‘He is likely to be investigated immediately. Whitehall was notified of the breach and all files have since been deleted.
Adam Sitzes included details of the RAF’s £125m Typhoon jets on the unencrypted document
Former CIA terror expert Aki Peritz said, “Making sensitive information available in one place, on a specific topic, with a glowing red node connecting it, makes it easier for an adversary to exploit it.” It’s so stupid.
It comes as the Daily Mail revealed that the UK civil service jobs website was still advertising 64 vacancies involving partial or full working from home, which include sensitive posts at GCHQ, the government organization for intelligence and security, and with the fight against terrorism at the Ministry of the Interior.
A security expert has warned of the “absolutely enormous” risks that civil servants in these regions working from home could pose, especially at a time of “serious international danger” given the invasion of Ukraine by the Russia.