US prosecutors have identified a suspect in last year’s leak of CIA hacking tools, but have been unable to bring charges against him due to insufficient evidence.
Joshua Adam Schulte, who worked in the CIA’s Engineering Development Group tasked with designing computer code to spy on foreign adversaries, was behind the “Vault 7” leaks of top-secret CIA information, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
Schulte, who is currently being held at a Manhattan jail in New York awaiting trial for unrelated charges, is believed to have provided the confidential data to WikiLeaks.
According to the Post, federal prosecutors obtained a search warrant in 2017 for personal computers and hand-written notes from his apartment, but no evidence linking Schulte to the disclosure was found.
“Those search warrants haven’t yielded anything that is consistent with [Schulte’s] involvement in that disclosure,” Assistant US Attorney Matthew Laroche…