He was later indicted in February 2017 for violating the Espionage Act by carrying out what United States government officials have called the largest theft of classified information in U.S. history. He's now scheduled to be sentenced on April 6, 2018.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said Pho started removing government documents in 2010, and continued doing it through March 2015.
Pho, a naturalized citizen, worked as a developer in Tailored Access Operations (TAO), the agency's elite hacking unit, which gathers intelligence by penetrating the computers of foreign governments and other targets overseas.
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The court documents don't reveal Pho's motive or anything he may have done or meant to do with the documents. U.S. officials then banned the use of Kaspersky products on USA government computers. The chief executive of Russia's Kaspersky Lab, Eugene Kaspersky, says he's ready to have his company's source code examined by USA government officials to help dispel long-lingering suspicions about his company's ties to the Kremlin.
In a November investigative report on the incident, Kaspersky Lab said its software had "inadvertently" retrieved the NSA tools because they were contained in a larger file that had NSA code in it that the firm classifies as malicious.
And in 2013, former contractor Edward Snowden pilfered secrets about NSA's surveillance programs and shared them with journalists.
Pho is the same former NSA employee implicated in previous reports involving the Russian government and Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based antivirus vendor accused of being a conduit for the Putin administration's worldwide espionage efforts, both The Times and Reuters reported Friday.
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An employee of Kaspersky Lab works on computers at the company's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 1, 2017.
The charges come on the heels of another government investigation in relation to a larger breach of NSA security, in which the NSA's hacking tools were released to the public previous year by an unidentified group called the Shadow Brokers, Wired reported. Harold T. Martin III, a Glen Burnie man and former NSA contractor, was indicted this year after being accused of stealing a "breathtaking" number of classified documents. He has pleaded not guilty.
Another person named Reality Winner had been a contract worker with the NSA in Georgia before she was arrested in June and charged with providing a single NSA document to The Intercept, according to court documents.
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