originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: Xcathdra
Mate you keep using these assault and murder analogies, they simply don't make any sense down to the fact the fellow in question did not kill or hurt
Depending on the info (if there was any - I don't know if they're charging him for the hack or the info accessed), then releasing the info absolutely
CAN kill or hurt someone.
While I shake my head over some of the weird, arcane, stupid things that the security crowd does at times, like classify EVERYTHING that's associated
with an SCI project, like specialty screwdrivers, there is a set of very sensitive information that can in fact either get someone killed right
freaking now (names of people involved in missions or who are currently in the field), or can later. If you're depending on a system that you happily
think is secret, and your enemy, whoever it might be, has had the plans for it and developed counters or who has actually suborned the system without
your knowledge, then you will lose countless lives.
And THAT'S why there is a core set of types of info that are deemed by the US gubmint to be sensitive enough that you can be executed for having and
revealing when you ought not. And basically those are:
1) blowing the name of an agent/operator who is then killed
2) exposing a 'born secret', typically inner details of nuke design. If I told you the core secret of nuclear shaped charges, for example
3) blowing military spacecraft or satellite info (this has to be pretty egregious...like if I posted a list of which dark satellites have nuclear
weapons onboard, if any did)
4) blowing early warning systems (that one's fairly undefined)
5) blowing details of defense or retaliation against large scale attack
6) exposing war plans
7) blowing crypto design (if I had a non-encrypted design block for Saville and posted it, for example)
8) or the catchall "or any other major weapons system or major element of defense strategy." which covers anything they'd like
As defined here!
You get read this one if you are read onto an SCI project, but not for TS, at least not that I've ever seen.
Now, the guy not being a citizen, I'm sure there's some obscure treaty law that is being invoked instead of a 794 violation. But these are the
categories of things that really really piss them right off to the point of doing something permanent to you.