Ca: Mounties suspected person leaking secrets had high-level computer access, search warrants show

Scott Anderson and Andrew Culbert report:

The RCMP suspected someone senior in its ranks was offering to spill secrets, but still didn’t know the identity of the alleged leaker for several months after they first learned highly confidential information about investigations had been compromised.

The revelation is contained in court documents unsealed late last week at the request of The Fifth Estate.

The documents suggest investigators ultimately focused on a small group who had access to sensitive information stored on an RCMP server “controlled by the RCMP National Intelligence Co-ordination Centre,” and “access to its files is limited to select authorized employees of the RCMP.”

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