Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): British officials have revealed that the trove of documents taken by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, contain more than 58,000 highly classified UK intelligence documents, which are now in foreign hands according to the government.
According to The Washington Times, the deputy national security adviser for intelligence, security and resilience in the Cabinet Office, told a court in London that Snowden indiscriminately appropriated material in bulk, including personal information that would allow British intelligence staff, some serving overseas, to be identified.
The 58,000 documents were among 60 gigabytes of encrypted data seized from David Miranda during a nine-hour detention under special terrorism powers on Sunday, the report said.
Miranda is the boyfriend of Glen Greenwald, the journalist for Britain's The Guardian newspaper who has been the conduit for most of Snowden's leaks, the report added. (ANI)