Leaked cables put South Africa spycraft on display

Feb 25, 2015

Leaked cables put South Africa spycraft on display

by Christopher Torchia

Once the small talk had subsided, the 2012 meeting between intelligence agents from Iran and South Africa in an Iranian guesthouse reportedly went downhill. “Until high level Ministerial interaction has taken place it is evident that this relationship in all honesty is doomed,” a ...

Mossad played down Iran nuclear situation

Feb 24, 2015

Mossad played down Iran nuclear situation

Israel’s Mossad spy agency in October 2012 had a less alarmist view of Iran’s nuclear program than an assessment delivered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations just a few weeks earlier, according to a purported secret cable published Monday by two ...

Feb 20, 2015

Hackers said to penetrate State Dept. email system

U.S. and private security experts are trying to expel unidentified hackers from the unclassified portion of the U.S. State Department’s email system, two officials familiar with the investigation said Thursday. The problem persists three months after the hackers were first discovered because the intruders’ ...

NSA helped British steal cell phone codes, says Snowden leak

Feb 20, 2015

NSA helped British steal cell phone codes, says Snowden leak

Britain’s electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents given to journalists by Edward Snowden. ...

Feb 17, 2015

Britain's GCHQ spy agency deploys armed guards for first time

Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping agency has for the first time deployed armed police guards in front of its headquarters outside London, a spokeswoman said Monday, citing the heightened risk of an attack by militants. Britain raised its terrorism alert last August to the second-highest level, ...

Jan 27, 2015

U.S. Justice Department spies on millions of cars: report

The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The newspaper said the main ...

Jan 27, 2015

Israeli spy unit boots soldiers who refused to snoop on Palestinians

Israel’s top military electronic surveillance unit expelled dozens of veterans Monday for refusing to spy on Palestinians living under occupation, Army Radio said. The commander of Unit 8200, named as Brigadier-General “A,” barred the 43 reserve soldiers who wrote to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Ex-CIA officer in leak case found guilty of espionage

Jan 27, 2015

Ex-CIA officer in leak case found guilty of espionage

A former CIA officer was convicted of espionage charges Monday for having leaked to a New York Times journalist classified details of a secret operation to thwart Iran’s nuclear program. Jurors found Jeffrey Sterling guilty on all nine counts he faced in federal court ...

China's graft crackdown ensnares senior spy chief

Jan 17, 2015

China's graft crackdown ensnares senior spy chief

China is investigating one of its top spy chiefs for corruption, the ruling Communist Party’s anti-graft watchdog said, signaling that the boldest crackdown on corruption in decades has spilled over into its powerful intelligence apparatus. Ma Jian, a vice minister at the Ministry of ...