Military investigating alleged security breach at HMCS Trinity

HALIFAX - Military police in Halifax are investigating an alleged security breach at one of the Royal Canadian Navy's most sensitive security operations.

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According to court documents, military investigators allege that between 2004 and 2009 a web designer working at HMCS Trinity -- the military's principal East Coast intelligence centre -- used Defence Department networks to improperly store secret files.

A search warrant filed in provincial court alleges the actions of a man identified only as "Mr. Zawidski" violated a section of the federal Security Information Act that deals with wrongful communication of information.

None of the allegations has been proven in court and a military spokesman couldn't confirm whether charges have been laid.

The warrant says military police seized four hard drives, a laptop computer, some CDs and floppy disks from Zawidski's Halifax office at HMCS Dockyard in September following a complaint about a possible security breach.

The document says Zawidski's personal network drive contained 1,086 secret documents, dated between 2004 and 2009.



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