NASA laptop stuffed full of porn

Posted by Nick Farrell

A Chinese man who was suspected of spying on NASA was pulled off a plane with a stolen laptop.  But instead of the expected state secrets, the laptop was packed full of porn.

Bo Jiang was headed for China with a NASA laptop which counterintelligence spooks expected to contain spectacular details on "huge thrusters," "rings around Uranus" and the "conquest of the outer rim".

However, it is clear that someone in counterintelligence did not read the file information correctly and the files were not what they seemed.

While the Face of Bo was apparently red his crime was not spying but downloading illegal porn onto his NASA laptop.

According to Business Week, at the time of his arrest in March, Jiang was under federal investigation at NASA's request for a possible conspiracy involving violations of the Arms Export Control Act, according to an FBI affidavit.

Spooks were trying to determine whether Jiang had taken, or was seeking to take, "secret, confidential or classified information" to China.

Jiang, 31, was one of about 281 nationals from countries designated as security threats employed at NASA. He was barred from NASA facilities late last year and fired in January. In the end he decided to pop home to China and failed to tell the authorities that his laptop belonged to NASA.