Move over Snowden. The big stash of classified material that was allegedly stolen from the NSA by a Glen Burnie man is shaping up to be the largest in history.

According to news that the New York Times broke while most everyone was watching last night’s debate, Harold T. Martin III had “many terrabytes” of information in his possession. He took the material home from his job at Booz Allen Hamilton as a contractor to the NSA. That would make it larger than both the Edward Snowden leak and the Panama Papers. Authorities believe some of the stolen material includes hacking tools that ended up getting posted on an online auction by a group that achieves its aim of sounding eerie with its name, The Shadow Brokers.

Martin, who officials described as an “enigmatic loner” was arrested in August and is still being held. Authorities indicated that he isn’t cooperating. The Washington Post reports that U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein is expected to argue on Friday that he should remain in custody because he is a “grave” national security threat.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.