Category: Spy News

It’s not paranoia – spies and secret agents are among us. Intelligence agencies and rogue operatives around the world are involved in covert operations as we speak. Terrorism and computer crime, as well as economic and corporate espionage, define the modern intelligence landscape. Keep yourself in the loop and read about all the latest spy news here.

An Iranian Spy in Israel? Hardly a ...

The SHABAK — Israel’s internal security service, has announced that on September 11, 2013, it captured Ali Mansouri, a/k/a Alex Manes, a suspected Iranian spy. The revelation came as part of Israel’s effort to provide solid proof that while Iran is publicly sweet-talking President Obama, its Revolutionary Guards continue with their effort to plan “black operations”…

Featured Turkey Telling on Israeli Mossad Ag...

Did Turkey give Iran the names of Israeli Mossad agents allegedly operating in Turkey? David Ignatius of the Washington Post writes that “early last year the Turkish government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is said to have disclosed to Iranian intelligence the identities of up to 10 Iranians who had been meeting inside Turkey with…

Laser Leaks

The GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) in the UK, demanded the return or the destruction of the Guardians’ Snowden files. They were acting on behalf of the British government, citing that the use of lasers by foreign agents could monitor conversations in the room.
The Guardian had secured the files by insuring that they were never connected to…

Czech Mate

Czech prosecutors charged two former heads of military intelligence along with the previous prime minister’s chief of staff, Jana Nagyova, with corruption. Ms. Nagyova was charged with abuse of power and bribery after prosecutors said she ordered a military intelligence agency to spy on three people. The most notable of those spied upon is the estranged…

Art Imitating Life or Life Imitatin...

A “preposterous-sounding plot weaving together a former used-car salesman, Mexico’s Zetas drug gang and a bank transfer from a Revolutionary Guard account to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador — by bombing a Washington restaurant?”
To some it reads like a Dan Gordon thriller; but according to Time Magazine, this is exactly what the infamous Quds Force of the…

Scale of Cyber-espionage Attack Pro...

Mandiant, a major cyber security firm who acts as agent for both government and private industry has released its report detailing China’s role in cyber attacks stating “Our research and observations indicate that the Communist Party of China is tasking the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to commit systematic cyber espionage and data theft against organizations…

Hunt for Red October Operation

Last October, experts at Kaspersky; a Moscow based cyber-security company, claimed to have discovered a major global malware system that has attacked and compromised the computers of sensitive institutions including research centers, defense installations, diplomatic consulates, and government agencies in 39 countries for the past 5 years. Their released report about Red October, aka Rocra, hints…

30,000 Strong Iranian Spy Network

Concluding that MOIS, Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security is “one of the largest and most dynamic intelligence agencies in the Middle East”; the Pentagon revealed that the ministry engages 30,000 people in clandestine and covert activities that include technological theft, terrorist bombings, as well as assassination.
Although the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps,…

Reluctant Spy Reluctantly Prepares ...

John Kiriakou, author of “The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror”, pleaded guilty to charges of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act and was sentenced to 30 months in Federal Prison.

Initially, Kiriakou thought he was assisting in an FBI investigation, and only too happy to offer his services. About an hour…

China: “The Most Threatening Acto...

A new government report concludes that China’s cyber security threat is increasing in sophistication and that its sheer volume “makes China the most threatening actor in cyberspace,”
Although still unknown who is actually exercising the threat, trackers are being helped by technical gains. The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission reported to Congress that the culprits are:

FBI Investigation: Discovers CIA C...

As the news initially broke, one could only wonder about the clout Ms. Kelley had for such an investigation to have been launched, the indiscretion on the part of Ms. Broadwell, and the resignation along with the fall from grace of Mr. Petraeus.

Taiwanese Officials Nervous about C...

Characterized as a “shame for the military”. Taiwan has arrested Chang Chih-hsin, the former chief of political warfare at the Taiwanese naval meteorology and oceanography office, along with two other former military officers; on charges of spying for China

American Naval Linguist Pleads Not ...

An FBI affidavit unsealed Monday says Hitselberger copied documents last spring that discussed gaps in U.S. intelligence in Bahrain as well as military troop activities in the region. His superiors later found the material stashed in his backpack, and investigators said they subsequently discovered additional classified material at Stanford in the “James F. Hitselberger Collection.”

A Spy’s Story Revealed

Israeli citizen Massoud Bouton isn’t who everyone around him—from government officials to fellow businessmen—thought he was. As an Israeli spy in Israel’s military intelligence service, he was known to all as Mustafa Taleb, a Lebanese businessman of Algerian descent. Residing in Beirut, his real work was to recruit operatives in enemy countries. In 1962, after Algeria’s…

The Buzz on Insect Drones

A plethora of articles are in the headlines these days on the CIA’s and the Army’s use of drones to strike terrorist targets in Pakistan. The question is, what else are they used for? The answer: for high-tech surveillance. It has already been released to the public that the U.S. has tiny remote-controlled vehicles based on…