Canadian Forces Base Halifax also known as HMC Dockyard is Canada's east coast navy base and home port to the Atlantic fleet, known as Maritime Forces Atlantic.
A website designer, a Mr. Zawidski, at HMC Dockyard’s intelligence facility HMC Trinity, is currently under investigation after a Canadian Defense information security officer conducted a routine scan of one of the systems. The scan found sensitive documents with date-stamps between 2004 and 2009 consisting of 1,086 secret documents and eleven confidential documents (“Canada Eyes Only”.)
A military police officer seized from the a Mr. Zawidski’s cubicle and file cabinet at least 4 hard disk drives, 21 CDs, 4 GB USB drive, and 19 floppy disks.
The website designer’s accounts were then frozen and his physical access was revoked from the HMC Dockyard building where he worked.
The person under investigation is now assigned to work on unclassified documents while the investigation continues.
Security of Information Act, which was passed after the attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, was possibly violated which states "endangering the safety of the secret official code word, password, sketch, plan, model, article, note, document or information. The person in question allegedly improperly stored over 1,000 classified files on their personal network storage.”