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Iran: nuclear weapons in 6 months?!

Time is running outAs spy agencies all over the West hazard guesses as to when Iran will officially join the ranks of nuclear world powers, a report recently issued by Stern, a weekly Hamburg publication, has sped up Iran’s trajectory substantially. Stern gives Iran 6 months, upon the...

Rush of cyber attacks in South Kore...

Zombie computers is a DOS attackThe websites in South Korea that have recently been crashing under a series of Denial of Service (DoS) cyber attacks seem to be operating regularly again, since last Thursday’s assault. As a result, South Korea’s National Intelligence...

CIA misled Congress for 8 years

A group of seven Democrats, all members of the House Intelligence Committee, has just made public a rather controversial admission made by CIA Director Leon Panetta in closed-door testimony before the committee last month.

Panetta testified that the CIA routinely hid “significant actions” from Congress from 2001 through to June 2009. Although we do not know …

Former CIA spy laments Milan rendit...

Ex-CIA station chief Robert Seldon LadyAn ex-U.S. spy – once a CIA station chief in Italy – recently spoke to the Italian paper Il Giornale about his involvement in a 2003 CIA rendition heist, which took a Muslim cleric (Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr) suspected of terrorist involvement from his home in...

N. Korea leader names son new spy c...

Kim Jong UnLast summer, when Kim Jong Il – the leader of the communist state of North Korea – had a stroke, speculation ran wild about who would take the reins of the country if Kim were to die without naming a successor. Kim recovered, and it looks like he’s got big plans for...

S. Korea spy agency launches educat...

South Korean spy game graphicsThe National Intelligence Service (NIS) in South Korea has decided it’s time to educate the country’s youth about the Northern spies in their midst. And the ‘spot the spy’ flash video game is how they plan to do it. The game marks the 59th anniversary of the start of...

VP Biden to decide: CIA v. DNI

spyvspyFor the majority of folks, the CIA is the be-all and end-all in American intelligence, but as you likely know – there are 16 distinct U.S. intelligence agencies, and a rather long-standing dispute between the CIA and the...

UK chooses new spy chief

John Sawers at the UNThe UK has chosen its next overseas spy chief. Come November, John Sawers, who is currently Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations, will be heading up England’s international intelligence...

Cuban spies shock unsuspecting neig...

U.S. Department of State On Thursday, June 4, a retired State Department analyst with top secret security clearance and his wife were arrested by FBI agents on charges of fraud, conspiracy and acting as...

23 years later, aging spy fined $50...

Ben-Ami Kadish

An 85-year old American living in a retirement community in New Jersey was fined $50,000 for spying on the U.S. on behalf of Israel in the 1980s. He avoided a jail term because...

7 Italians plead innocent in CIA ki...

nicolopollari1The trial against those allegedly involved in the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric working in Milan continues to unfold in Italy. The defendants comprise seven Italians and 26 Americans, the latter who are...

Big telco spies on job applicants

Is your company spying on its employees? Way more interesting than your average “Company A spies on Company B to steal trade secrets” story of corporate espionage, Deutsche Telekom – a German telco – allegedly contracted a detective agency to spy on the...

New intel website from U.S. gov

NCPC LogoInterested in what the U.S. is doing to combat the threat of weapons of mass destruction? The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) thinks you are, and they’re...

Ex-spies reveal illegal espionage i...

President Uribe Two former officers of Colombia’s main security and intelligence agency, the Department of Administrative Security (DAS), recently told all to La FM radio station. Turns out the candidates who ran against the then incumbent and current president Alvaro Uribe in 2006 were spied upon by...

Iran: Alleged Spy Finally Released

Roxana SaberiIn a move that has given Obama, Clinton and the Saberi family immense cause for relief, Iran reduced and suspended...