The FBI has arrested the person they’re accusing of sharing hundreds of photos of classified documents online.
His name is Jack Teixeira he’s a 21year old member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. He was detained on Thursday in connection with an ongoing investigation into a massive security breach. The documents appeared in early march on the discord social media app and were then passed around three different servers before they were posted on the website 4chan. Documents included secret assessments of Ukraine’s combat power and intelligence gathering on some us allies including South Korea and Israel.
Military records show that Teixeira holds the rank of airman first class and has been in uniform since he entered the Air National Guard in September 2019. He has been based at Otis Air National Guard base on Cape Cod and is assigned as a cyber transport systems journeyman.
The justice department is now leading a criminal investigation into the matter. The Pentagon has launched an interagency effort to review any national security implications of these leaks and top officials have been contacting relevant allies and partners about the breach, in order to reassure them.