Smuggling classified secret cyber documents to Russia
One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. — Martin Luther King (1963)
On May 5, 2015 I was in downtown DC and happened to see a blue manila folder sitting left on a concrete raised 3 foot high block in front of the apartment. Intrigued, I exited my vehicle and opened it, it was a "Cyber Range EoA Study Guidance Summary Overall Classification: Secret". At FedEx I made a copy of the document.
- Giving the document to the Washington Post
The media do not necessarily tell your what to think, but they tell you what to think about, and how to think about it. -- Robert McChesney.
- Does the American press serve the people or those in power?
That same day, I took the original color document to the Washington Post. The security guard at the entrance, a fat black former military man, was hostile saying that I should drop it off at the post office. The woman security guard told me to drop it off at the back at the mail room. I could not find the back of the building so I returned. The black man threatened me with trespassing. The black woman guided me to the back of the building where the mail drop was located.
I also recorded the mail room woman Miss Pollard in the back of the building taking the document and telling me the name of the editor, Martin Barton, who she promised she would give it too.
- E-mailing the Washington Post
That same day I had an Uber ride with a USA Today Reporter, followed immediately by Brian Fung firstname.lastname@example.org who was going to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). I explained the whole story and got Fung's business card. Fung promised to respond to my e-mail.
I received no response.
I then emailed email@example.com and Fung and received no response.
- Moving to Russia