Lucky he didn't get charged with hacking
The leaky British security system continues - remember Blunt, Philby, MacLean, Burgess, Cairncross, Straight, Rothschild, Liddell, Daly, etc?
If this luckless guy did actually purloin files you would have thought the government would check these characters when they leave their offices. Guess they couldn't prove he actually hacked a computer.
Maybe the government should pay them a living wage and remove the temptation for extra income.
At least he has the opportunity to write his memoirs so he has some money when he gets out of jail!