Journalists have managed to find the name and position of the person who leaked classified US intelligence documents online.
The source. This was reported by the BBC.
Earlier, the Washington Post wrote that this person provided classified information to a small group of like-minded people who share "a love of weapons, military equipment and God" on the popular Discord platform.
According to the New York Times, the leaker is a 21-year-old member of the US Air Force National Guard in Massachusetts, Jack Teixeira.
CBS News confirms that US law enforcement officials consider Teixeira a suspect.
According to the NYT, he oversaw a small online group of 20-30 people called Thug Shaker Central, whose members are mostly young adults and teenagers who have united on the basis of a common love of guns, racist online memes, and video games.
Two U.S. officials confirmed to the newspaper that investigators want to talk to Teixeira about leaking government documents to a private online group. One official said Teixeira may have information relevant to the investigation.
Federal investigators have been searching for the person who leaked the top secret documents online for several days, but have not yet officially named any suspects.
A few months ago, a user uploaded hundreds of pages of US intelligence documents to this small chat group.
The NYT spoke to four members of the Thug Shaker Central chat group, one of whom said he had known the man who leaked the information for at least three years. He said he had met him in person and called him O.G.
Friends described him as older than most of the teenage members of the group and as the undisputed leader. One of them claimed that O.G. had access to intelligence documents in his job. Although group members did not identify the group's leader by name, the digital trail, according to the New York Times, leads to Teixeira.
On Wednesday, Discord said it was cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation of the leak.
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