Jan 29, 2016

U.S., British spies hacked Israeli Air Force, say reports citing Snowden

The United States and Britain have monitored secret sorties and communications by Israel’s air force in a hacking operation dating back to 1998, according to documents attributed to leaks by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden. Israel voiced disappointment at the disclosures, which ...

Jul 16, 2015

S. Korean court orders new trial for convicted ex-spy chief

South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new trial for a former spy chief convicted of directing an online campaign to smear a main opposition candidate in the 2012 presidential election. The top court granted Won Sei-hoon a new trial after rejecting a ...

Mar 31, 2015

Spy agencies in technology arms race: MI6 chief

Spy agencies are caught in a “technology arms race” with terrorists and criminals, the new head of Britain’s MI6 said on Monday in his first public comments since becoming chief. Alex Younger defended the use of data by the Secret Intelligence Service, known as ...

Mar 25, 2015

U.S. to keep briefing Israel on Iran talks amid spying row

The U.S. administration will continue to brief Israel on its secret nuclear negotiations with Iran, U.S. officials said Tuesday, despite allegations the Jewish state has been spying on the talks. “We’ve spoken in the past to our concern … about leaks of certain sensitive ...

Feb 17, 2015

Japan to raise maximum fine for spying by foreign firms

The government plans to raise the maximum fine for thefts of domestic trade secrets by foreign firms, such as product designs and marketing manuals, from ¥300 million to ¥1 billion, according to informed sources. The government hopes the larger fine will discourage spying activities ...