France accuses intelligence agent in the sale of state secrets for bitcoins
The employee of Federal bodies of state security of France was arrested last week on charges of selling intelligence on the darknet with bitcoin, on Friday local media reported.
An unnamed agent of the General Directorate of internal security (DGSI) last week, on Wednesday, was convicted on criminal charges of trade of strategically important information and falsification of administrative documents.
According to the report, the agent worked with members of an organized criminal group, as well as experts in the field of Economics. However, it appears that the suspect did not cooperate with any terrorist groups.
According to the press service, employees of the Central Directorate of the judicial police first discovered the leak. Then the members DGSI used the personal ID of the agent to monitor his online activities. Thus, the internal security service Agency during the investigation traced the “origin of file requests” and recorded the fact osuschestveleniya sale important information for the cryptocurrency.
It is not clear how much information was sold or how many bitcoins the agent could earn. In any case, now he’s facing 7 years imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 euros.
We will remind, according to intelligence services, “the darknet is perfectly visible government agencies,” and bitcoin transactions are pretty simple tracked.
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