DOJ warns Wall Street: Spies out to get you
“The Department of Justice has a warning for Wall Street in the wake of last week’s takedown of an alleged Russian spy ring operating in New York: Foreign intelligence services are actively trying to penetrate the U.S. financial system.
Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin told CNBC on Friday ‘multiple’ foreign intelligence services, including the Russians, are at work on Wall Street. He said they’re conducting espionage for several reasons.
‘It could be that they’re mapping it out,’ Carlin said, ‘so that in the event that one of these nations has a conflict with the U.S. they can disrupt what we value very greatly, our financial sector and its security.'”