Alternatively, if you've done automated test scripts, look for QA Analyst positions as a bridge into most tech organizations.
What's your academic background? And are you located near a large city, and/or a tech hub?
Capturing intelligence is worlds apart from inciting criminal acts like treason.
Capturing HUMINT is going to involve inciting treason almost 100% of the time given that spying against your country is usually considered treason.
He will be given a trial based on American laws, when he was a German citizen doing business in New Zealand. The idea that US law applies to him at all is simply unconscionable.
Wasn't he operating servers in Virginia?