Once and a while we come across a story that proves real life is always stranger than fiction. No matter what Hollyweird can dream up, there will always been events that trump even the most bizarre and crazy movies.
This is one of those stories.
Back in September 2010, a UK spy working for the intelligence agency MI6 was found dead in his London apartment. The weird thing about it? He was in the bathtub, inside a duffle bag.
Gareth Williams’ mysterious death was the subject of speculation and investigation over the course of the following years. Although early reports concluded his death was “unnatural and likely to have been criminally mediated,” later reports claimed it was just an accident.
I don’t know about you, but most people don’t willingly put themselves into travel bags for fun.
Why is this all coming back now? Because in an odd turn of events, it looks like the trained hacker had access to secret data from President Bill Clinton.
The MI6 spy who was found dead inside a holdall bag in his bathtub in London hacked into secret data held on former U.S. President Bill Clinton, The Sun newspaper has sensationally claimed today…
Since then the unexplained death has been the subject of investigation by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The BBC reported as early as December 2010 that Mr Williams had been on secondment from Britain’s signals intelligence operation GCHQ to MI6, and then subsequently to the United States’ National Security Agency.
The Sun reports that Williams had “dug out the guestlist for an event the former American president was going to as a favour for a pal.”
Funny how emails are becoming the Clintons’ Achilles’ heel. According to reports, Williams hacked into Bill’s email while working with our government. Just how much he had access to, and what he did with it, remains unknown, as it seems data could have been stolen after his death.
Speculation abounds over the cause of his death, from a jilted ex-lover to Kremlin retribution. It could have even been a U.S. sting to recover stolen data.
What we do know is that sensitive data in the hands of the Clintons tend to end up in the possession of strange and dangerous individuals.