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Minecraft oddly finds itself in the middle of a US national security issue



What you need to know

  • According to a new report, a Minecraft Discord server was directly involved with the leak of classified US Defense Department documents.
  • The documents reportedly contain sensitive information about the war in Ukraine, US allies, China, “defense and security issues in the Middle East,” and more. The Pentagon has stated the leak is a “very serious” risk to national security.
  • The leak is being actively investigated by the US government. It has been determined that the documents first circulated on Twitter, 4chan, Telegram, and the aforementioned Minecraft Discord server.
  • National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby said “I don’t know” when asked if the leak had been contained or if further documents were released.

According to a new report by BBC News, a Discord server for Minecraft — one of the most popular video games of all time — was directly involved with a recent leak of classified US Defense Department documents. Reportedly, these documents contain sensitive information about the ongoing war in Ukraine, as well as China, allies of the US, “defense and security issues in the Middle East,” and more. The Pentagon has stated that the leak is a “very serious” risk to national security.

In BBC News’ review of “more than 20” of the documents, the publication stated that their contents include details about Ukrainian and Russian deployments in advance of Ukrainian military’s planned spring offensive. Specifically, the documents “outline US training and equipment being provided to Ukraine ahead of the offensive, as well as when various Ukrainian units will be ready and the anticipated delivery time of military supplies.” The report indicates that both US President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin have been briefed on the matter.





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