10 Sep 2019

US extracted top spy from inside Russia in 2017

A recent CNN report claims that the United States government carried out a secret mission in 2017 to extract a Russian government official who had been operating as one of Washington’s top spies. One of the reasons for the extraction was a concern by intelligence officials that the spy could

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26 Aug 2019

Why the CIA doesn’t spy on the UAE

The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) does not spy on the government of the United Arab Emirates even though that country’s affiliations and actions on the world stage do not always align with US interests, former CIA officials warn. For instance, the UAE finances Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa

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12 Jul 2019

Military Spy Satellite Targeting Iran Crashes To Earth After Catastrophic Failure

It is absolutely fair to ask yourself if this crash could be the result of enemy action. There is no evidence of that yet, but it is something that must be investigated. Here is what is known: Earlier this week, a UAE-funded mission failed to launch a new satellite intended

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19 Jun 2019

Iran claims it dealt ‘heavy blow’ to US ‘spy network’

Amid increasing US-Iran animosity, Iranian National Security Secretary Ali Shamkhani on Tuesday stated that his agency recently managed to “deal a heavy blow against America’s international spy network.” The official added that the Iranian government is currently “engaged in the battle of intelligence with the United States,” and that it

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19 Jun 2019

FBI warning: Foreign spies using social media to target government contractors

In April of this year, the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) warned government contractors that their employees are being targeted on social media by foreign intelligence services, with the aim of recruiting individuals with US government security clearances. The alert outlined four recent, real world examples of campaigns that

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14 Jun 2019

Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets

Research by the Associated Press has uncovered what seems to have been a state-run espionage campaign centering on a fake LinkedIn profile that managed to connect with various influential people in Washington. Moreover, experts believe that the people behind the campaign used artificial intelligence (AI) to generate the profile picture

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03 Jun 2019

The Spycraft Revolution

As modern life is being reshaped by technological, political, legal, social, and commercial changes, so is one of the world’s oldest professions, namely that of being a spy. According to Edward Lucas of the Economist, global changes are forcing the intelligence community to face various challenges such as: The balance

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21 May 2019

Former CIA officer jailed for 20 years for spying for China

A former CIA intelligence officer found guilty of conspiring to provide national defense information to China was sentenced to 20 years in prison last Friday. Kevin Patrick Mallory of Leesburg, Virginia, had worked for the CIA and the DIA and held a top secret security clearance. Assistant Attorney General John

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15 Apr 2019

F.B.I. Bars Some China Scholars From Visiting U.S. Over Spying Fears

As part of a new counterintelligence operation, the FBI has barred 30 Chinese scholars from entering the US by either revoking their visas or subjecting the documents to administrative review. According to the US State Department, Chinese intelligence agencies have been instructing scholars to gather sensitive data on US citizens

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05 Mar 2019

China Has Accused Two Detained Canadians of Stealing State Secrets

China aims to charge two Canadian citizens with theft of state secrets. The Canadians were detained on December 10 of last year, in what analysts considered to be a direct response to the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese tech giant Huawei, in Vancouver earlier that month. The

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