Judge revokes US citizenship of woman possibly involved in data security breach

Well, this is a bit different. Andrew Becker has an intriguing side note to a breach involving the Arizona Counter Terrorism Center that he previously reported with ProPublica:

A federal judge in Arizona has ordered the U.S. government to revoke the citizenship of a woman at the center of a 2007 security breach involving a Chinese national who worked inside an Arizona intelligence center.

U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell’s Aug. 26 order to strip Xunmei Grace Li, a Chinese native, of her naturalized citizenship came the same day that The Center for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica jointly reported the previously undisclosed security breach involving data at the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.

Read more on the Center for Investigative Reporting. It’s not clear from the report, however, that she was really at the center of the breach – or at least no evidence of same has been made public and the denaturalization order makes absolutely no mention of any suspicions or concerns related to national security.

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