The embarrassing leaks - the largest data theft in the agency's history - included software that was created to take over iPhones and turn smart TVs into surveillance devices, the paper reported Tuesday.
"This is CIA's Edward Snowden", former CIA acting director Michael Morrell told CBS News Justice correspondent Jeff Pegues past year, referring to the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked millions of documents in 2013. The search warrant for Schulte's apartment stated that he was being investigated for the "distribution of national defense information".
At January's pre-trial hearing for Schulte, Laroche said the material was taken from the CIA during the over six years that Schulte worked for the agency in various positions, including technical development officer.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. Laroche contended that either Schulte or his cousin were also using Tor, the anonymizing browser that offers more privacy when browsing the internet, conducting online chats or transferring data.
According to The Washington Post, we are talking about Joshua Adam Schulte.
A man suspected of being behind the Vault 7 leak of USA security services' hacking tools has been named - but the suspect, Joshua Adam Schulte, has been charged instead with harbouring as many as 10,000 images of child abuse on his PC.
Federal authorities searched Schulte's apartment in NY a year ago and obtained personal computer equipment, notebooks and handwritten notes, according to a copy of the search warrant reviewed by The Washington Post.
In lieu of evidence tying Schulte to Vault 7, Schultz is now being held on child pornography charges, for which he has pleaded not guilty. The former prosecutor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an open investigation, also said that if government lawyers acknowledged in a public hearing that Schulte was a target, they probably suspect he acted alone. Schulte has been in jail for months, but not for the leak and not for his work at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Following the filing of the August charges, Schulte was told not to leave New York City and to stay off computers.
Schulte has actually been in jail since being indicted for possession of child pornography last September.
Roger said his son was in college when he set up the server later claimed to contain child pornography, and that he "had so many people accessing it he didn't care what people put on it".
He is suspected of passing classified information to the WikiLeaks website.
Spokesmen for the C.I.A. and the Justice Department declined to comment.
Schulte, who also worked for the NSA before joining the CIA, left the intelligence community in 2016 and took a job in the private sector, according to a lengthy statement he wrote that was reviewed by The Post.
Clarification: An earlier version of this report quoted Laroche as saying that "those search warrants haven't yielded anything that is consistent with [Schulte's] involvement in that disclosure".