/ Apr 16, 2017

Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency spying tools dumped online, the software company said Saturday, tamping down fears that the digital arsenal was poised to wreak havoc across the internet . In a blog post, Microsoft Corp. security manager ...

Apr 15, 2017

Hackers release files indicating NSA monitored global bank transfers

Hackers on Friday released documents and files that indicate the U.S. National Security Agency accessed the SWIFT interbank messaging system, allowing it to monitor money flows among some Middle Eastern and Latin American banks. The release included computer code that could be adapted by ...

Apr 10, 2017

Beijing offers big bucks for finding foreign spies

Budding Chinese sleuths could start stalking foreigners as suspected spies in Beijing after authorities in the city offered a cash bonanza for information on overseas agents. Members of the public can report suspected espionage through a special hotline, by mail or in person and ...

Trump campaign adviser met with Russian intelligence operative

/ Apr 4, 2017

Trump campaign adviser met with Russian intelligence operative

A foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign met with a Russian intelligence operative in 2013 and provided him documents about the energy industry, according to court filings. The Russian, Victor Podobnyy, was one of three men charged in connection with a Cold ...

Spy fiction? Byzantine Russia tale envelops Washington

/ Mar 30, 2017

Spy fiction? Byzantine Russia tale envelops Washington

Secret meetings, phone taps, Russian oil money and mysterious intelligence dossiers: the swirling scandal over U.S. President Donald Trump’s ties to Moscow has all the makings of a classic spy novel — whose ending has yet to be written. But the maelstrom engulfing Washington ...

European security ties 'too precious' for Brexit talks

Mar 27, 2017

European security ties 'too precious' for Brexit talks

Britain’s intelligence expertise may be “too precious” to use as a bargaining tool in the upcoming Brexit talks, experts said, after a terror attack in London highlighted the need for continued European security cooperation. The suggestion that Britain could use security to negotiate with ...