The amount of data leaked to ‘a foreign entity’ by a Canadian Navy intelligence officer standing trial is reportedly comparable to the alleged WikiLeaks dump by Pvt. Bradley Manning. The officer is believed to have spied for Russia.
Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle is the first Canadian indicted for violation of the Security of Information Act, which was adopted after the 9/11 terror attack in the US. He is expected to appear for a bail hearing in a Halifax court on Wednesday.
There are few official comments on the accusations so far. But the leak may be among the largest security breaches in a decade, roughly matching the embarrassing WikiLeaks data loss, a source familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.