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29/04/2024 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Germany arrests sixth alleged spy in less than a month
AUTHORITIES IN GERMANY HAVE arrested a sixth person in less than a month, in connection with three separate cases of espionage orchestrated by Russian or Chinese intelligence
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22/04/2024 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Poland and Germany charge Russian operatives with assassination, sabotage plots
AUTHORITIES IN GERMANY and Poland have charged three individuals with working on behalf of Russian military intelligence in planning acts of sabotage and assassination on European soil. One of the plots allegedly involved an effort to assassinate Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Another aimed to sabotage commercial airport facilities that are being managed by the United States military
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25/03/2024 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Opinion: Fumbling Russian spies fail to stop ISIS-K attack, despite warnings from U.S.
NO COUNTRY HAS BETTER intelligence on the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (known as ISIS-K) than the United States. American forces have faced ISIS-K almost from the moment the group was founded in 2015 in Pakistan, just a few miles from the Afghan border. It was there that a group of disaffected members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban-e-Pakistan (TTP, commonly referred to as the Pakistani Taliban) began turning their backs on al-Qaeda, which they saw as a failing brand, and joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
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04/03/2024 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russian intelligence services intensify efforts to ¨liquidate¨ defectors: report
THE RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES have been “bolstering the[ir] architecture” aimed at stopping potential defectors and “liquidating” those who have already defected and are living in exile, according to a new report.
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26/02/2024 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Netanyahu ignored calls to disrupt Hamas finances, claims ex-Mossad official
A RETIRED SENIOR MOSSAD official has alleged that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly ignored, and even frustrated, efforts to stop the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars to Hamas.
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18/02/2024 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Ireland halts issuances of Russian diplomatic visas due to espionage concerns
AUTHORITIES IN IRELAND ARE systematically “freezing” applications for Russian diplomatic visas from Moscow over concerns that the Kremlin is using its embassy in Dublin as a base for espionage activities. In 2018, the Irish government introduced emergency legislation that canceled a previously approved expansion of the Russian diplomatic compound in the Irish capital, allegedly due to concerns about espionage activities by Russian diplomats.
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12/02/2024 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Alleged Afghan-born Russian spy tries to regain revoked British citizenship
AN AFGHAN-BORN MAN, who became a naturalized British citizen and worked for British intelligence for over a decade, is attempting to regain his British citizenship, which was revoked after he was accused of being a Russian spy.
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05/02/2024 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
India arrests Moscow embassy security employee for spying for Pakistan
AUTHORITIES IN INDIA HAVE arrested a security employee at the Indian High Commission in Russia, accusing him of spying for Pakistani intelligence.
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15/01/2024 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
North Korean radio station known for sending coded messages to spies goes silent
NORTH KOREA APPEARS TO have suspended a long-standing radio station, known for broadcasting content targeted at South Koreans, which also aired encrypted messages intended for North Korean spies abroad. Radio Pyongyang was founded by Korean communist forces in the 1940s. In 1950 it formed part of the North Korean state’s official media propaganda arm.
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08/01/2024 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Canadian judge bars Chinese PhD student from entering, citing espionage concerns
IN AN UNPRECEDENTED AND potentially highly consequential decision, a judge has barred a Chinese PhD student from entering Canada over concerns he might be pressured to spy by the government of China.
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03/01/2024 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: Killing of Hamas leader in Lebanon marks a new phase in Israel’s war
MIDDLE EAST OBSERVERS WERE hardly surprised by yesterday’s news of the apparent assassination of Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri in Lebanon.
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01/01/2024 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
China’s spy agency emerges as formidable adversary to CIA, according to report
THE UNITED STATES CENTRAL Intelligence Agency (CIA) has sharply stepped up its activities on China, but Chinese espionage operations remain formidable and continue to pose challenges for American decision-makers, a new report claims.
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19/12/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Veteran Belgian politician was a spy for Chinese intelligence, report alleges
A LONGTIME BELGIAN POLITICIAN worked as a spy for Chinese intelligence for at least three years, according to a joint investigation by a consortium of European news media.
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11/12/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - A senior American diplomat spied for Cuba for 42 years. How serious is this case?
LAST WEEK THE UNITED States Department of Justice announced the arrest of Victor Manuel Rocha, 73, a former senior American diplomat, whose career included stints as ambassador and advisor to the National Security Council and the United States Southern Command.
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04/12/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US is helping Israel detect intelligence blind spots and locate Hamas leaders: report
UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES are actively assisting Israel identify the intelligence blind spots that led to the security failure of October 7, and locate senior Hamas leaders, according to the chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
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23/11/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Italy investigating suspicious cash withdrawals by Russian embassy staffers in Rome
AUTHORITIES IN ITALY ARE investigating a series of suspicious cash withdrawals that were made from accounts belonging to the Russian embassy in Rome, according to reports in the Italian press.
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14/11/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
France accuses Russia of disinformation campaign using Star of David graffiti in Paris
THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT HAS accused Russia of carrying out a disinformation campaign using stenciled images of Stars of David that mysteriously appeared in the streets of Paris late last month.
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06/11/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
China accuses ¨foreign governments¨ of installing fake weather stations to collect data
BEIJING HAS ACCUSED “FOREIGN governments” of collecting data on China through hundreds of fake meteorological stations that have been illegally installed throughout Chinese territory.
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30/10/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Ex-Russian spy can sue British government for revealing his identity, court rules
A FORMER SOVIET KGB officer, who now lives in the United Kingdom under witness protection, can sue the British state for revealing his identity to Latvian authorities, which may have put his life in danger, a judge has ruled.
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25/10/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Ukraine’s spy services are using assassinations as weapons or war, report claims
THE GROWING LIST OF assassinations of prominent Russians and Ukrainian separatists shows that the Ukrainian intelligence services are using “liquidations” as a weapon of war, according to The Washington Post.
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23/10/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
In entering Gaza, the IDF will face not just Hamas, but Iran’s ¨Axis of Resistance¨
ARGUABLY NO COUNTRY BENEFITED more from the American invasion of Iraq than the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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09/10/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
How Did Israel Miss This Attack? Some Likely Explanations
THE HAMAS-LED OPERATION al-Aqsa Flood, which began on October 7, marked the first large-scale conflict within the borders of Israel since the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
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02/10/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
NSA, CIA senior officials address artificial intelligence threats and opportunities
LAST WEEK, TWO SENIOR UNITED States intelligence officials shared rare insights on artificial intelligence, as they discussed some of the opportunities and threats of this new technological paradigm for their agencies.
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19/09/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Canada expels Indian diplomat, accuses India of assassinating Canadian citizen
THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA expelled a senior Indian diplomat on Monday, after accusing “agents of the government of India” of having perpetrated the assassination of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil last June.
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12/09/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Germany charges two with ¨high treason¨ for spying for Russia
Carsten L. is accused of having provided the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) with intelligence about the Russo-Ukrainian war, in return for nearly $500,000. Arthur E. is believed to have been Carsten L.’s accomplice and to have acted as an intermediate between him and his Russian handlers.
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01/09/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Leading German university suspends Chinese state-funded researchers
ONE OF GERMANY’S LEADING universities has suspended researchers funded by the Chinese government, citing concerns about academic freedom and industrial espionage.
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28/08/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Alleged Islamic State informant sues Danish spy services over prison sentence
A DANISH CITIZEN IS suing two Danish spy agencies, claiming that he was wrongly jailed for being a member of the Islamic State, when in fact he had been asked by his handlers to join the group as an undercover informant.
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23/08/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Chinese government arrests second alleged CIA spy in 10 days
FOR THE SECOND TIME in 10 days, the government of China has announced the arrest of a Chinese government employee on suspicion of spying for the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
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21/08/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Eighth person detained in sprawling Taiwanese probe of Chinese spy ring
A SEVENTH PERSON HAS been detained in Taiwan as a result of a broadening investigation into a Chinese spy ring that allegedly provided Beijing with sensitive military intelligence.
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16/08/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
UK charges three Bulgarians with spying for Russia in ¨major national security¨ case
AUTHORITIES IN BRITAIN HAVE charged three Bulgarian nationals with spying for Russia, as part of “a major national security investigation” that led to at least five arrests as early as last February.
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14/08/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
China arrests government worker who gave CIA ¨core information¨ about military
A CHINESE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE gave “core information” about China’s military to the United States, after he was recruited by a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer in Italy, a Chinese state agency has said. The allegation was made in a statement that was issued on Friday by China’s civilian intelligence agency, the Ministry of State Security (MSS), on its WeChat social media account.
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10/08/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
China’s intelligence modernization has outpaced military increases: British report
THE MODERNIZATION OF CHINA’S intelligence community is without parallel in recent history and has even outpaced the funding increases given to the Chinese military, a British government report has concluded. According to the same report, the Chinese government spends more on what it perceives as domestic threats than on external targets involving Western countries and their allies.
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07/08/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russian spies allegedly impersonated Microsoft staff to hack government agencies
MEMBERS OF A PROLIFIC hacker group that many associate with Russian intelligence impersonated Microsoft technicians in order to compromise nearly 40 government agencies and companies around the world.
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31/07/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Brazil judges block international requests to extradite alleged Russian spy
THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT IS blocking requests from the United States and Russia to extradite an alleged Russian deep-cover spy, whose forged Brazilian identity papers were discovered by Dutch counterintelligence.
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12/07/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Revealed: Little-known Russian counterintelligence unit that targets foreigners
AN INVESTIGATIVE REPORT BY the Wall Street Journal discusses a little-known Russian counterintelligence unit that targets foreign diplomats in ways that often “blur the lines between spycraft and harassment”.
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11/07/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
German spy services had foreknowledge of Wagner mutiny, report claims
CONTRARY TO EARLIER CLAIMS that the German intelligence agencies failed to anticipate last month’s showdown between PMC Wagner and the Kremlin, German intelligence did in fact have foreknowledge of the mercenary group’s uprising, a new investigative report has concluded. The report further claims that German intelligence had unique and real-time insights into the negotiations between Wagner PMC leader Yevgeny Prigozhin and Belarussian President Aleksandr Lukashenko, who intervened in the dispute.
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03/07/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Brazil launches investigation into illegal activities of Russian deep-cover spies
AUTHORITIES IN BRAZIL HAVE launched a nationwide probe into the abuse of the country’s citizenship documentation system by Russian spies, who are allegedly using it to build forged identities.
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28/06/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Switzerland overrun with foreign spies, Swiss intelligence service warns
INTENSIFYING COMPETITION BETWEEN THE superpowers has turned Switzerland into an espionage battlefield, with more foreign spies being active there than in most other European countries, according to a new report.
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25/06/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: Prigozhin’s goal was to survive, not to remove Putin from power
IN THE EARLY HOURS of June 23, PMC Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin declared the launch of an armed campaign against the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
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21/06/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russian intelligence planned to assassinate SVR defector living in the United States
THE RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES planned to assassinate a Russian former intelligence officer, who had defected to the United States and was living in an apartment complex in Florida, according to a new report.
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19/06/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Luxembourg ex-spy official and FBI fugitive vanishes while under house arrest
THE FORMER DEPUTY DIRECTOR of Luxembourg’s intelligence service, who is wanted by the United States for his role in a $4 billion cryptocurrency scam, reportedly vanished last month while under house arrest in France. Frank Schneider, 53, a citizen of Luxembourg, served as deputy director for operations in Luxembourg’s spy agency, the Service de Renseignement de l’État Luxembourgeois (SREL).
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12/06/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Still unanswered: Trump’s motive for withholding classified documents
THE 49-PAGE GRAND JURY indictment, filed last week in Florida by the United States Department of Justice, contains 37 criminal charges against former president Donald Trump. The charges can be summarized into a two-fold accusation: Trump is alleged to have stolen more than 300 classified documents upon leaving the White House in January 2021.
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08/06/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Ukrainian drone strikes may have targeted Moscow homes of Russian spies
A SERIES OF COORDINATED drone strikes that struck Moscow last week were not random, but may in fact have targeted the homes of senior Russian intelligence officials, according to a new report by an American television network, which cited knowledgeable sources and data by an open-source research firm.
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06/06/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Ukraine is running networks of saboteurs inside Russia, report claims
THE UKRAINIAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES are training and arming cells of saboteurs inside Russia, who are responsible for several acts of sabotage on Russian soil, including a recent attack on the Kremlin, according to CNN.
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05/06/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Senior representatives of dozens of spy agencies held secret meeting in Singapore
SENIOR REPRESENTATIVES FROM OVER 20 intelligence agencies from around the world, including the United States and China, reportedly participated in a secret meeting in Singapore last week.
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02/06/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russia says it uncovered U.S. operation to compromise Apple phones
RUSSIAN OFFICIALS SAID THEY uncovered a sophisticated espionage effort by the United States government, which targeted the smartphones of thousands of Apple users living in Russia, including foreign diplomats.
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29/05/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Albanian court releases Russian and Ukrainian bloggers suspected of espionage
Albanian authorities said the three foreigners had been arrested while attempting to enter the Gramsh military installation, a defunct small-arms factory, which is located 50 miles south of the Albanian capital Tirana.
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24/05/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Turkey claims it uncovered Israeli spy cell that targeted Iran
ON MONDYA, TURKEY’S NATIONAL intelligence organization (MİT) announced the arrest of several members of an alleged spy network, who were reportedly recruited, trained and handled by Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad.
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18/05/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
U.S., Russian spy agencies publish rival ads encouraging would-be informants
RIVAL ONLINE CAMPAIGNS BY American and Russian intelligence agencies are encouraging each other’s citizens to contact them, share information and possibly even defect. At least three ads have been on social media, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issuing the earliest one in February of this year.
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16/05/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
China sentences US citizen to life for espionage following closed-door trial
A CHINESE COURT HAS sentenced a United States passport holder to life in prison on espionage charges, following a brief closed-door trial. However, no information has been made available about the precise charges against him. Closed-door trials are frequent occurrences in Chinese courts, especially in cases relating to national security, which include charges of espionage against the state. However, life sentences are exceedingly rare for espionage cases.
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13/05/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Senior members of South Korea’s largest trade union charged with espionage
SOUTH KOREAN PROSECUTORS have charged four senior members of one of the country’s largest trade unions with espionage on behalf of North Korea.
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11/05/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US-led ¨Five Eyes¨ alliance dismantled Russia’s ¨premier espionage cyber-tool¨
AN ESPIONAGE TOOL DESCRIBED by Western officials as the most advanced in the Russian cyber-arsenal has been neutralized after a 20-year operation by intelligence agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
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08/05/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russian pro-Kremlin influencer survives IED attack that killed fellow passenger
A UKRAINIAN PARAMILITARY GROUP has claimed to be behind a targeted attack against an influential figure in Russian literature and social media on Saturday, which killed his fellow passenger and prompted strong denouncements by the Kremlin.
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05/05/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
In rare public comments, Taiwan spy chief points to 2027 as key in China’s plans
IN A SERIES OF rare public comments, the director of Taiwan’s primary intelligence agency has singled out 2027 as a year of paramount significance for China’s military plans for Taiwan. On Thursday, Tsai Ming-yen (pictured), director-general of Taiwan’s National Security Bureau (NSB) since February, spoke to an audience of graduating students at Taiwan’s National Chung Hsing University in Taichung City.
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04/05/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: Did Ukraine try to assassinate Vladimir Putin?
The Ukrainian military and paramilitary forces are both interested in, and capable of, carrying out strikes inside Russia. In 2023 alone, there have been dozens of apparent acts of sabotage in European Russia, which have damaged bridges, disrupted railway transportation systems, and rendered weapons depots unusable.
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01/05/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russia calls for UN Security Council meeting in response to Polish espionage claims
AUTHORITIES IN POLAND HAVE seized an abandoned school building in the Polish capital Warsaw, allegedly because it was being used as a base for espionage activities by the Russian government. Following the seizure of the building complex, Russian officials issued stern but vague warnings, saying that action will be taken in response to what they termed as an “act of provocation” by the Polish government.
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18/04/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US arrests two over alleged clandestine Chinese police station in New York City
THE UNITED STATES HAS arrested two residents of New York City for allegedly conspiring to create and operate a clandestine police station run by the Chinese government in the borough of Manhattan.
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17/04/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
China-based Australian businessman charged with espionage
AN AUSTRALIAN BUSINESSMAN, WHO has worked in China for over two decades, is facing up to 15 years in prison for allegedly selling secrets to two foreign intelligence officers.
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10/04/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
New report assesses record of Russian unconventional operations in Ukraine war
A NEW REPORT PUBLISHED by a London-based security think-tank concludes that Russia has employed unconventional operations effectively to subdue the population in occupied areas of Ukraine.
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03/04/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Bomb hidden inside decorative figurine kills pro-Kremlin military blogger in Russia
A POWERFUL EXPLOSION, LIKELY caused by a bomb hidden inside a decorative figurine, has killed one of the most prominent pro-Kremlin bloggers as he was giving a public talk in downtown St. Petersburgh, Russia.
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27/03/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
United States charges Russian spy who lived in Maryland using forged identity
A RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE OPERATIVE, who lived in Maryland using forged Brazilian identity documents, has been charged with espionage and other crimes by the United States Department of Justice.
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20/03/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Greek authorities uncover identity of Russian spy who posed as Greek citizen
GREEK INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED late last week that they had uncovered the identity of a female Russian spy who lived in central Athens using a set of forged identity documents.
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17/03/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Alleged Russian spy and sabotage cell busted in Poland [updated]
SIX NINE MEMBERS OF AN alleged Russian saboteur cell have been arrested in Poland, according to media reports and official acknowledgements by Polish authorities.
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15/03/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Canada investigating claims of secret Chinese police stations in Montreal
AUTHORITIES IN CANADA ARE reportedly probing claims that the Chinese government is operating at least two “clandestine police stations” in Montreal, which allegedly monitor the activities of Chinese citizens and Canadians of Chinese origin.
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13/03/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Social unrest threatens Israel’s intelligence relationship with West, officials warn
THE SPIRALING SOCIAL UNREST in Israel and the Palestinian Territories may harm longstanding intelligence-sharing agreements between Israel and its Western allies, including the United States, according to reports.
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08/03/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
WHO calls on US and China to release intelligence about origins of COVID-19
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION has called on the United States and China to share what they know about the source of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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07/03/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Canadian parliament pressures government to investigate Chinese election meddling
A KEY COMMITTEE IN the Parliament of Canada passed a motion late last week that calls on the government to investigate allegations of foreign interference in the country’s general elections. Last Thursday’s vote by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs came soon after its members attended closed-door testimony by senior intelligence officials, which touched on various topics relating to the national security of Canada.
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27/02/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Australia to deport Kazakh-born Irish woman for allegedly spying for Russia
THE GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA has ordered the deportation of a Kazakh-born Irish citizen, who is believed to be a spy for the Russian Federation, according to reports from Australia and Ireland.
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21/02/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russia covertly mapping key energy infrastructure for sabotage, Dutch report warns
THE RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES are “covertly mapping” the energy infrastructure of the North Sea, in preparation for acts of disruption and sabotage, according to a new report form the Dutch government.
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20/02/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russia’s spy networks in Europe see greatest post-Cold War setback, experts claim
RUSSIA’S ABILITY TO CONDUCT human intelligence operations in Europe has suffered greater damage in recent years than at any time since 1991, according to some experts.
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14/02/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Tension mounts as South Korea launches largest anti-spying operation in 30 years
TENSION IS MOUNTING BETWEEN the government and opposition forces in South Korea, as the conservative administration of President Yoon Suk Yeol appears to be behind an effort to probe alleged links between senior liberal political figures and North Korean intelligence.
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13/02/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Espionage allegations prompt sharp exchanges between ex-CIA officials
A BOOK BY A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer, which alleges that a senior Agency official sabotaged American counterintelligence efforts on orders from Moscow, has prompted a series of fiery exchanges by retired CIA personnel.
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06/02/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Comment: Is Germany’s external spy agency a liability for Europe?
GERMANY’S EXTERNAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, the Federal Intelligence Service (BND), constitutes a liability for Europe’s security and is in desperate need of a drastic and immediate overhaul.
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04/02/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Austria expels four more Russian diplomats for espionage, sources say
THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN Affairs of Austria announced Thursday that it has ordered the expulsions of four Russian diplomats from its territory. It is highly unusual for Austria, which is traditionally reluctant to take sides in international political disputes, to expel Russian diplomats.
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01/02/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Germany arrests alleged collaborator of intelligence officer who spied for Russia
THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED last week the arrest of a man believed to have acted as a courier between Russian intelligence and another German spy, who was arrested in December and is awaiting trial. The new arrest is bound to attract even more international attention to this unfolding case of espionage, whose urgency has reportedly alarmed Western intelligence services.
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30/01/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: A murky assassination that could radically alter Turkish politics
Known officially as the Idealist Clubs Educational and Cultural Foundation, the Grey Wolves organization is the paramilitary arm of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), a militant political force that occupies most of the far-right space of Turkish politics.
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24/01/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russian diplomat offered to fund British Conservative Party, complaint alleges
A DIPLOMAT STATIONED AT the embassy of the Russian Federation in London proposed to channel Russian funds to the British Conservative Party, according to a formal complaint made by a Conservative Party activist.
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18/01/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Colombian intelligence spied on Russian and Cuban diplomats, reports claim
COLOMBIAN INTELLIGENCE CARRIED OUT surveillance operations against Russian and Cuban diplomats stationed in Colombia between 2016 and 2019, according to media reports that surfaced earlier this week.
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16/01/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Iran executes former deputy defense minister, accusing him of being an MI6 spy
IRAN ANNOUNCED ON SATURDAY one of the most high-profile executions in its recent history, involving Alireza Akbari, who served as the Islamic Republic’s deputy minister of defense in the 2000s.
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11/01/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Western intelligence agencies alarmed by arrest of Russian spy in Germany
WESTERN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES HAVE been alarmed by the arrest of a senior German intelligence official, who has been charged with spying for Russia, according to an expert in German intelligence.
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10/01/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Saudi Arabia arrests Wikipedia editors after allegedly ¨infiltrating¨ website
SAUDI GOVERNMENT AGENTS INFILTRATED the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia and outed two of its editors, who are currently serving long prison sentences for posting criticism of the kingdom, according to a human rights group.
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08/01/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
French prosecutors seek trial in high-stakes case involving ex-spy chief
PROSECUTORS IN FRANCE HAVE asked for a trial in a high-profile case involving the former head of France’s domestic intelligence agency, a former senior Paris police official and a retired appeals court judge, among others.
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05/01/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Congo accuses Rwandan spy cell of plot to shoot down president’s plane
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has dismantled an alleged Rwandan spy network and has charged its members with plotting to assassinate the country’s president.
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03/01/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Germany is prepared for projected increase in Russian spy activity, says BfV director
RUSSIAN FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES in Germany have increased exponentially since the start of the war in Ukraine, and are projected to further-increase in 2023, according to the head of German counterintelligence.
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02/01/2023 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Qatargate corruption scandal probe widens to include Moroccan spy services
THE CRIMINAL CORRUPTION SCANDAL known as Qatargate, which has rocked the European Parliament in recent weeks, involves covert influence operations by Moroccan spies, in addition to Qatari intelligence operatives, according to news reports.
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13/12/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
North Korean hackers behind ¨sophisticated¨ effort to elicit views of experts
A NOTORIOUS NORTH KOREAN hacker group is believed to be behind a “sophisticated” effort to elicit the views of international experts on issues that are of concern to Pyongyang, according to an investigation by Reuters.
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05/12/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Mystery surrounds arrest of alleged Russian spy couple in Sweden
NUMEROUS UNANSWERED QUESTIONS SURROUND the arrest of a Russian married couple in Sweden, on charges of espionage.
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28/11/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israel beefs up protection of its senior spies, as proxy war with Iran intensifies
ISRAELI AUTHORITIES HAVE STEPPED up measures to protect its senior intelligence and security figures, over concerns they may be targeted by agents of the Iranian state, according to news reports.
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15/11/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Sweden charges two brothers with spying for Russian military intelligence
AUTHORITIES IN SWEDEN HAVE charged two brothers, one of whom worked in a highly secretive Swedish intelligence unit, with spying for Russian military intelligence for a decade, according to news reports.
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08/11/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Spy agencies must regulate ethics of manipulation in HUMINT, researcher argues
IT IS DIFFICULT TO argue against the widely shared view that clandestine human intelligence (HUMINT) is replete with ethical dilemmas.
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31/10/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Norway arrests alleged Russian illegal who spent years building cover in Canada
AN ALLEGED RUSSIAN DEEP-cover intelligence operative, who was arrested by Norwegian police last week, spent years building his fake cover in Canada, while studying there as a Brazilian citizen, according to reports.
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21/10/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
More on Russian alleged spies expelled from the Netherlands and Belgium
According to the reports, at least 20 Russian official-cover officers were active in the Netherlands in early 2022. The reporters said they spoke with intelligence sources and the Dossier Center.
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17/10/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Journalists reveal names of Russian diplomats expelled by Netherlands for espionage
AN INVESTIGATION BY A consortium of journalists from the Netherlands and Belgium has revealed the identities of 17 Russian diplomats, who were expelled in April by Dutch authorities for allegedly engaging in espionage.
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10/10/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Germany ¨erroneously¨ granted entry visa to known Russian intelligence officer
LAST SUMMER, GERMAN EMBASSY staff in Russia issued an entry visa to a Russian national, despite warnings by at least two European security agencies that he was a known intelligence officer, according to a report.
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04/10/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Reuters investigation focuses on alleged loss of CIA spy networks in Iran
A YEAR-LONG INVESTIGATION by the Reuters news agency attempts to shed light on the alleged arrests of more than a dozen Iranian spies, who claim to have worked for the United States Central Intelligence Agency.
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26/09/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Research sheds light on Japan’s wartime espionage network inside the United States
MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN about the wartime intelligence exploits of the Allies against Japan. Such exploits range from the United States’ success in breaking the Japanese JN-25 naval code, to the extensive operations of the Soviet Union’s military intelligence networks in Tokyo. In contrast, very little is known about Japan’s intelligence performance against the Allies in the interwar years, as well as after 1941. Now a new paper by an international team or researchers sheds light on this little-studied aspect of intelligence history.
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19/09/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Tip by Belgian spy agency helped US foil Islamic State plot to kill George Bush
A TIP BY BELGIAN intelligence helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation foil a plot by Iraqi nationals to kill former United States President George W. Bush.
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12/09/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Austrian pro-Kremlin officials planned to launch shadow spy agency, report claims
THE AUSTRIAN STATE HAS launched a probe into an attempt by alleged pro-Russian government officials in Vienna to create a brand new intelligence service in 2018, according to news reports.
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05/09/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - The military ¨kill-chain¨ concept as a meta-strategy for countering disinformation
THE UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH OF digital access in our time has revolutionized online user access to information. Yet, the same phenomenon is behind the growing power of individuals, groups and state actors to create and disseminate misinformation and disinformation with unprecedented intensity.
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26/08/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Study assesses Hamas’ double-agent operations against Israeli intelligence
A NEW STUDY SHEDS light on the little-studied topic of counterintelligence operations launched against Israel by the Islamic Resistance Movement, better known as Hamas.
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21/08/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
New paper sheds light on Russian and Chinese influence in Italy
A NEW PAPER, PUBLISHED by the United Kingdom’s Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies, sheds light the complex relationship between Italy and the West’s two principal adversaries, Russia and China.
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08/08/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
CIA-JSOC convergence impedes covert action oversight, researcher warns
A GROWING CONVERGENCE BETWEEN the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the United States military has been one of the most notable changes in American intelligence after 9/11.
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05/08/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Decades after end of Northern Irish conflict, the legacy of spies remains obscure
THE NORTHERN IRISH CONFLICT was a 30-year irregular war involving the government of the United Kingdom and an assortment of paramilitary groups. By the mid-1990s, when most of these groups had declared ceasefire, over 3,600 people had been killed and over 40,000 injured.
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03/08/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Hawaii couple alleged to be Russian spies using fake names held without bail
A FEDERAL JUDGE IN HAWAII has denied bail to a married American couple, who are believed to have assumed the identities of dead children in order to lead double lives for over 20 years, according to prosecutors.
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28/07/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: The West should not trust Ukrainian spy agencies. Neither should Ukrainians
ON SUNDAY, JULY 17, the Ukrainian administration of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy announced the most extensive shake-up of the nation’s security leadership since the Russian military invasion.
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25/07/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Alleged Russian spy who used fake Brazilian identity jailed for 15 years
AN ALLEGED RUSSIAN SPY, who used a forged Brazilian identity to travel internationally, has been jailed in Brazil after he was denied entry in Holland, where he had traveled to work as an intern.
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21/07/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Gathering intelligence on the world’s largest secret society: the Chinese government
INTELLIGENCE OBSERVERS OFTEN REFER to the Communist Party of China (CPC) as “the world’s largest secret society”.
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14/07/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Newspaper discloses names of Russian alleged spies expelled from Belgium
A BRUSSELS-BASED NEWSPAPER has publicized the names and backgrounds of nearly two dozen Russian diplomats, who were recently expelled by the Belgian government on suspicion of espionage.
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12/07/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
The secret behind al-Shabaab’s longevity: A formidable spy wing
MORE THAN HALF OF all terrorist groups fail within a year, while 95 percent of them are extinct within a decade. Yet al-Shabaab, Somalia’s al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist outfit, has been projecting strength in the Horn of Africa for over 15 years, despite having faced much stronger opponents.
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09/07/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
An assessment of Russia’s espionage network in Switzerland
SINCE LATE FEBRUARY, WHEN Russian troops invaded Ukraine, over 500 Russian diplomats have been expelled from Western countries.
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22/06/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: HUMINT insights from the Muller/Cherkasov case
According to the Netherlands General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD), which publicized the case last week, a man using a Brazilian passport attempted to enter Holland in April of this year.
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13/06/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Is there such a thing as female HUMINT? New research highlights understudied topic
ALTHOUGH INTELLIGENCE IS A traditionally male-dominated profession, the integration of women into the field has grown exponentially in our time.
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25/05/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Many see Israel behind May 22 killing of Iranian paramilitary leader in Tehran
A GROWING NUMBER OF security observers point to Israel as the most likely culprit behind the assassination of a leading member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Iran’s powerful paramilitary force.
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16/05/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
West German intelligence infiltrated Adolf Eichmann trial in Israel, documents show
WEST GERMAN SPIES INFILTRATED the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Holocaust, in order to limit its damage on the reputation of senior West German politicians who had a Nazi past.
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12/05/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
In rare speech, Australian intelligence chief stresses urgent need to recruit more spies
AUSTRALIAN INTELLIGENCE MUST recruit foreign spies with more urgency than at any time since the opening years of the Cold War, according to the head of Australia’s main foreign intelligence agency.
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06/05/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Mystery blasts, fires, prompt speculation of sabotage against Russian infrastructure
A SERIES OF LARGE-scale incidents of destruction, which have been occurring across Russia in recent days, are prompting speculation that the county may be experiencing a wave of attacks against its strategic infrastructure.
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05/05/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Newly discovered cyber-espionage group spies for money using state-actor methods
A NEWLY DISCOVERED CYBER-espionage group appears to target the senior leadership of private corporations involved in large-scale financial transactions, but employs skills and methods that are usually associated with state-sponsored threat actors.
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02/05/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Mossad allegedly uncovered Iranian plot to kill Israeli, American officials abroad
ISRAEL’S MOSSAD INTELLIGENCE AGENCY allegedly foiled a plot by Iranian intelligence to send assassins abroad and kill an Israeli diplomat, an American military official and a French reporter, according to reports.
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25/04/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Australian spies helped expose secret pact between China and Solomon Islands
AUSTRALIAN INTELLIGENCE HAD A role in the mysterious disclosure of a secret memorandum about a controversial defense pact between China and the Solomon Islands, which is causing consternation in the West.
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23/04/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russian sleeper agent Mikhail Vasenkov reportedly dead at 79
RUSSIAN DEEP-COVER SPY Mikhail Vasenkov, who was caught by authorities in the United States in 2010, and was later part of a multi-person spy-swap between Washington and Moscow, has reportedly died.
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21/04/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
British government phones were hacked with Pegasus spy software, group claims
TELEPHONE SYSTEMS BELONGING TO the British government were compromised by the Pegasus surveillance software, according to a Canadian research group.
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14/04/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
American computer programmer jailed for giving technical know-how to North Korea
AN AMERICAN COMPUTER PROGRAMMER has been jailed for 63 months for providing “highly technical information” to North Korea, which related to cryptocurrency systems, according to United States officials.
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13/04/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Leaked plan for China-Solomon Islands security alliance raises concerns in the Pacific
A LEAKED PLAN FOR a security alliance between China and the small Melanesian nation of the Solomon Islands has sparked concerns about a large-scale military buildup by regional powers in the South Pacific.
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08/04/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
FBI arrests two men who tried to influence Secret Service agents – motive unknown
THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF Investigation arrested two men on Wednesday, who allegedly tried to influence four agents of the United States Secret Service with money and gifts, according to an affidavit.
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31/03/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: American Intelligence and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ASSESSED Russia’s intentions in Ukraine with remarkable precision. Moreover, Washington’s picture of the Russian military’s physical strength has proven highly accurate.
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28/03/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
More Russian spies in Mexico than anywhere else in the world, US official claims
THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO has stated that his country is “sovereign” in response to comments, made by a senior United States military official, that Mexico hosts more Russian intelligence personnel than any other country in the world.
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25/03/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russian defense minister not seen in public since March 11, prompting speculation
RUSSIA’S MINISTER OF DEFENSE, Sergei Shoigu, who has been one of President Vladimir Putin’s closest confidantes for nearly two decades, has not been seen in public for nearly two weeks, prompting speculation that he may be under arrest.
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24/03/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Ukrainian spy agency sees plot to oust Putin, but West is skeptical of claim
UKRAINE’S MILITARY INTELLIGENCE AGENCY said on Sunday that a plot was underway by senior Russian government officials, with the goal of ousting President Vladimir Putin and entering into a negotiated settlement with the West.
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21/03/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Secret CIA training program helping Ukrainians fight Russian troops, sources say
A SECRET TRAINING PROGRAM run by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which began shortly after Russia invaded eastern Ukraine in 2014, is now helping the Ukrainians beat back Russian military advances.
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15/03/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Putin allegedly places his senior spies under arrest for faulty Ukraine intelligence
THERE ARE GROWING INDICATIONS that a number of senior Russian intelligence officials have been placed under arrest, reportedly because the Kremlin is blaming them for its stalled military campaign in Ukraine.
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14/03/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
China may be preparing to give Russia military aid for Ukraine, sources claim
THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT HAS asked China to supply it with military hardware, as well as diplomatic and financial support, which would allow it to weather Western-imposed sanctions against it, according to Western officials.
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12/03/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Concern mounts over Russia’s possible use of chemical weapons in Ukraine
THERE ARE GROWING CONCERNS in Western intelligence circles that the war in Ukraine may be entering an unconventional phase in the coming days, as Russia may deploy chemical weapons on the war-torn country.
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04/03/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Ukrainian officials claim 16,000 foreign volunteers to join ¨International Legion¨
At least 16,000 foreign volunteers had come forward as of Thursday, answering a call by the Ukrainian government to join the armed fight against the invading Russian army, according to officials in Kiev.
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01/03/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Ukrainian cities could soon face ¨profound pressure¨ by Russian forces, US warns
Some suggest that the Russian dictator may be feeling like he is “backed into a corner”. Consequently, he may resort to using “brute force to seize [Kiev] and other cities, by employing indiscriminate bombing and shelling of civilian areas”.
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27/02/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Ukrainian government issues call for volunteers to join ¨International Legion¨
SENIOR UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, including the president, vice president and foreign minister, have begun issuing open calls for foreign volunteers to go to Ukraine and form an international armed brigade.
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25/02/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Ukrainian leader Zelensky says Russian assassins are in Kiev with orders to kill him
THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE, Volodymyr Zelensky, warned on Thursday that teams or Russian assassins have already entered the nation’s capital, Kiev, with orders to kill him and his family.
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24/02/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: A Western-supported anti-Russian insurgency in Ukraine is unlikely
AS THE FULL-SCALE invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Armed Forces continues to unfold, some Western commentators have begun to speculate about the possible launch of an anti-Russian insurgency by the Ukrainian population.
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23/02/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Little-known Russian spy unit is behind alleged Ukraine ¨kill/capture list¨
A LITTLE KNOWN SPY unit, which experts have described as a mysterious “third espionage agency” inside the Russian intelligence apparatus, is said to be behind a “kill/capture list” that Moscow allegedly plans to put to use in Ukraine.
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21/02/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
British military warns 50% of Russia’s entire ground force has now encircled Ukraine
IN A VIDEO MESSAGE described by observers as “extraordinary”, the British Ministry of Defence has warned that at least half of the Russian military’s ground combat units have now encircled much of Ukraine.
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14/02/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Mossad targeted cell phones ¨unofficially¨ with Pegasus software, report alleges
ISRAEL’S EXTERNAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, the Mossad, made unofficial use of the Pegasus spyware, whose developer has been sanctioned by the United States government, according to a report from Israel.
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10/02/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Foreign spies target Australians on dating websites, messaging apps, report warns
AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS WITH ACCESS to sensitive information are being targeted for recruitment by foreign spies, who are increasingly using social media platforms, including dating applications, according to a new government report.
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08/02/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Even Russian military commanders don’t know what Putin’s plans are on Ukraine
EVEN RUSSIAN MILITARY COMMANDERS and intelligence officials on the ground near the Ukrainian border are in the dark about whether the Kremlin intends to invade Ukraine in the coming weeks, according to a report.
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07/02/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
North Korea uses stolen cryptocurrency to fund its missile program, UN report claims
THE NORTH KOREAN MISSILE program has developed rapidly in the past year, partly due to an influx of stolen cryptocurrency, which has now become “an important revenue source” for Pyongyang, according to a United Nations report.
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04/02/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Ukraine relies on expanded intelligence relationship with the US, sources claim
UKRAINE IS INCREASINGLY RELIANT on its close intelligence relationship with the United States, which has grown dramatically in depth and intensity since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, according to a new report.
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01/02/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Taliban have executed over 100 ex-security forces personnel, UN report says
THE AFGHAN TALIBAN HAVE executed over 100 members of the now-defunct Afghan government, with a majority of those killed consisting of security forces personnel and Afghan employees of Western military forces.
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31/01/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Lawyers of alleged Venezuelan coup mastermind claim CIA knew about his activities
LAWYERS FOR A FORMER Venezuelan military officer, who tried to topple President Nicolás Maduro in 2020 with the help of American former soldiers, have claimed that senior officials in the United States Central Intelligence Agency were aware of his activities “at the highest levels”.
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28/01/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
America’s most senior intelligence officer says its classification system is broken
THE MOST SENIOR INTELLIGENCE officer in the United States has said in a letter that the nation’s system of classification is flawed and undermines its national security.
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26/01/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Iranian websites use fake Israeli contact data to lure spies, researchers claim
A NUMBER OF WEBSITES sponsored through Google Ads, which seek to hire Iran and Hezbollah experts for “research and consultancies” in Israel, are part of an Iranian counterintelligence program, according to observers.
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25/01/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
British government seeks injunction against BBC report that could reveal spy’s identity
THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS seeking to stop the nation’s public broadcaster from airing a story that would allegedly reveal the identity of a British intelligence officer working abroad.
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24/01/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
British government seeks injunction against BBC report that could reveal spy’s identity
THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS seeking to stop the nation’s public broadcaster from airing a story that would allegedly reveal the identity of a British intelligence officer working abroad.
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23/01/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Havana syndrome unlikely to be caused by adversary action, CIA report finds
MOST CASES OF THE so-called “Havana syndrome”, a mysterious medical condition affecting mostly American government officials abroad, are unlikely to have been caused by a directed energy weapon or other device constructed by a foreign adversary, according to the United States Central Intelligence Agency.
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21/01/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Chinese officials reward fishing crews for finding underwater spy devices
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN THE Chinese province of Jiangsu have publicly rewarded two fishing crews for finding and turning in to security authorities a number of “suspicious” underwater devices. In a leading article on its website, China’s state-owned Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday that other fishing crews should come forward upon finding similar devices, to prove their patriotism and claim financial rewards from the state.
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14/01/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israel busts alleged Iranian spy ring made up of middle-aged women
AUTHORITIES IN ISRAEL CLAIM they busted a ring of spies for Iran, which was composed solely of middle-aged Jewish women.
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12/01/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Ex-director of Danish spy agency charged with treason in ¨unprecedented¨ case
IN A CASE THAT observers have described as “unprecedented”, the recently dismissed director of Denmark’s external intelligence agency has been charged with committing acts of treason against the state. Lars Findsen directed the Danish Defense Intelligence Service (FE, or DDIS in English) from 2015 until his sudden dismissal in 2020.
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11/01/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Sweden becomes the latest Western country to create an anti-disinformation agency
A FEW MONTHS AFTER France’s establishment of an agency to combat foreign disinformation, Sweden has announced the creation of a new government authority, whose mission is to defend against disinformation by foreign actors.
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10/01/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Kazakhstan arrests spy chief for treason as rift inside government widens
IN A SIGN OF WIDENING disagreements within the government of Kazakhstan, the once supremely powerful head of the country’s internal intelligence agency has been fired.
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07/01/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
United States charges New York man with spying for Egyptian government
A RESIDENT OF NEW York has been charged by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation with engaging in espionage operations on behalf of the government of Egypt, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday.
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05/01/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israeli likely behind 1981 bombings of German, Swiss engineering firms, expert claims
ISRAEL’S PRIMARY EXTERNAL INTELLIGENCE agency, the Mossad, was likely behind a series of mysterious bombings in 1981, which targeted German and Swiss engineering firms believed to be aiding the Pakistani nuclear program, according to new exposé by a leading Swiss newspaper.
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03/01/2022 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Declassified documents show extent of Libyan support for Provisional IRA
DOCUMENTS RELEASED LAST WEEK by the National Archives of Ireland show the extraordinary support given by the government of Libya to Irish republican separatists in Britain during the 1970s and 1980s.
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30/12/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Cell phones of leading Polish opposition figures hacked by government, group claims
CENTRAL FIGURES OF POLAND’S opposition coalition, which narrowly lost the 2019 parliamentary election, had their cell phones hacked with a surveillance software used by the country’s spy services, according to a new report.
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23/12/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Turkey arrests American diplomat, claims he sold fake passport to Syrian refugee
TURKISH POLICE ARRESTED A man reported to be an American diplomat, allegedly for selling a forged passport to a Syrian refugee who then attempted to use it in order to travel from Turkey to Germany.
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22/12/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israeli ex-intelligence chief claims Israel had role in top Iranian general’s killing
THE RECENTLY RETIRED DIRECTOR of Israel’s military intelligence agency has claimed in an interview that Israel had a role in the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, who led Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
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21/12/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US, British spy agencies preparing Ukraine to withstand Russian invasion – reports
BRITISH, AMERICAN AND OTHER Western intelligence agencies are quietly preparing Ukrainian military and security experts to withstand a possible Russian attack, according to a number of media reports.
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20/12/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israeli television channel to air details of ex-Mossad chief’s alleged affair
AN ISRAELI TELEVISION CHANNEL has said it will be airing details about an alleged extramarital affair involving the former director of the Mossad intelligence agency, Yossi Cohen.
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16/12/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
German chancellor warns of threat to democracy from anti-vaccine militants
GERMANY’S NEW CHANCELLOR, OLAF Scholz, warned that democracy “stands ready to defend itself”, after a special police unit uncovered an alleged assassination plot by anti-vaccine extremists in the city of Dresden.
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14/12/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Denmark arrests four intelligence officers for disclosing ¨highly classified¨ information
FOUR CURRENT AND FORMER employees of Denmark’s intelligence community were arrested last week, as part of what Danish authorities described as a “lengthy and ongoing” counterintelligence investigation.
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11/12/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
New book claims former Irish head of state was Provisional IRA informant
A NEW BOOK BY a veteran Irish journalist claims that the late Taoiseach (prime minister and head of the government of Ireland) Charlie Haughey was in effect an informer of the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the 1960s and 1970s.
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09/12/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Updated: France arrests, then releases, alleged assassin of Jamal Khashoggi
AN ALLEGED MEMBER OF the assassin squad that killed and dismembered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey in 2018, is reportedly under arrest in France, where he was caught trying to board an international flight. Khashoggi, 59, was a Saudi government adviser who became critical of the Kingdom’s style of governance.
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04/12/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israeli Mossad targeted Iran nuclear plant with three-pronged assault, report claims
THE NATANZ ENRICHMENT FACILITY, which lies at the heart of the Iranian nuclear program, has repeatedly been the target of a multi-pronged sabotage operation by Israeli intelligence, according to a new report.
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02/12/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
European report claims Russia has retained Soviet-era assassination capabilities
A REPORT FROM A European intelligence agency claims that the Russian state has retained the same capacity for worldwide extrajudicial executions that it had during the Soviet era.
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01/12/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Underground network of spies helped Taliban score decisive victory in Afghanistan
THE TALIBAN RELIED ON an extensive network of intelligence operatives and sleeper agents in major Afghan cities, in order to sweep to power with stunning ease last summer, according to a new report.
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29/11/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Trump transition was ¨far and away¨ most difficult in CIA history, internal report claims
THE PERIOD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING the electoral victory of Donald Trump in 2016 was “far and away the most difficult” transition between administrations in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
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21/11/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Sweden arrests second suspect in high-stakes espionage case involving Iran
AUTHORITIES IN SWEDEN HAVE arrested a second suspect in an espionage case that appears to implicate Iranian agents operating inside some of the most secretive units of Swedish civilian and military intelligence.
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19/11/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Recent conviction of Chinese spy in a US court could be game changer, say insiders
THE RECENT CONVICTION OF a Chinese intelligence officer for espionage in a United States court could be a “seminal moment” for American counterintelligence, according to several former intelligence professionals.
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16/11/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Norway charges former Iranian diplomat in 1993 assassination attempt
THE GOVERNMENT OF NORWAY has pressed charges against two men, among them a former diplomat in the Iranian embassy in Oslo, for the attempted murder of a high-profile Norwegian publisher in 1993.
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15/11/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Hacker behind attack on popular booking site has ties to US intelligence, paper claims
A HACKER WHO TARGETED a major Dutch-based reservations website has ties to intelligence agencies in the United States, according to a new report. The claim was made on Wednesday by three Dutch investigative journalists, Merry Rengers, Stijn Bronzwaer and Joris Kooiman.
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11/11/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israel wants United States to lift sanctions on controversial cyber-spy firms
THE GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL is pressuring the United States to reverse its recent decision to blacklist two controversial digital surveillance companies, which Israel sees as “a crucial element of its foreign policy”.
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10/11/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US citizen wanted for January 6 attack on Capitol seeks political asylum in Belarus
AN AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO allegedly participated in the January 6, 2021, attack on the United States Capitol appears to have fled abroad and is said to be seeking political asylum in Belarus.
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08/11/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US government report details first-ever drone attack on energy grid
A REPORT ISSUED BY the United States government last month provides details of what is thought to be the first known attack on the country’s energy infrastructure by an unmanned aircraft system.
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06/11/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - CIA director concludes surprise two-day visit to Russia for high-level meetings
THE DIRECTOR OF THE United States Central Intelligence Agency has returned to Washington from a surprise visit to Russia, where he led a high-level team of American officials in meetings with their Russian counterparts.
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05/11/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Mossad officials visited Sudan before coup, but had no warning, reports claim
A DELEGATION OF ISRAELI government officials, which likely included members of the Mossad spy agency, paid a secret visit to Sudan in the days prior to the October 25 coup d’état, but were given no indication of what was about to happen, according to reports from Israel.
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01/11/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Some US-trained Afghan elite soldiers and intelligence officers are joining ISIS
SMALL BUT GROWING NUMBERS of American-trained members of Afghanistan’s elite special forces and intelligence agencies are joining the Islamic State in order to fight the Taliban, according to a new report.
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30/10/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Germany arrests mercenaries who tried to sell their services to Saudi Arabia
AUTHORITIES IN GERMANY HAVE pressed terrorism charges against two former soldiers, who tried to establish a mercenary army and place it in the service of Saudi Arabia, with the ultimate goal of fighting in Yemen.
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28/10/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - Unusual trial of alleged Chinese state intelligence officer begins in the United States
AN UNUSUAL TRIAL OF an alleged Chinese spy is taking place in the United States, which observers say marks the first time that an employee of a Chinese intelligence agency is being tried on American soil. The court case centers on Yanjun Xu, also known as Qu Hui or Zhang Hui. According to prosecutors, Xu is a deputy division director in the Ministry of State Security (MSS) —China’s intelligence agency.
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27/10/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
New book details ¨special relationship¨ between CIA and Polish intelligence
A NEW BOOK BY longtime Washington Post foreign correspondent John Pomfret details what the author describes as “a hugely important intelligence relationship” between the United States Central Intelligence Agency and the intelligence community of Poland.
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26/10/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Turkish pro-government newspaper publishes interview with alleged Mossad spy
A POPULAR TURKISH NEWSPAPER has published an interview with a member of a network of spies who were allegedly recruited by the Israeli agency Mossad to spy on Palestinian students living in Turkey.
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20/07/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israeli AG investigating claims that ex-Mossad chief had extra-marital relationship
THE GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL is reportedly investigating allegations that Yossi Cohen, who recently stepped down from the helm of the Mossad, Israel’s external spy agency, had an extra-marital affair for two years.
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19/07/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Two dozen US diplomats in Vienna show signs of ¨Havana syndrome¨, report claims
ABOUT TWO DOZEN PERSONNEL of the United States embassy in the Austrian capital Vienna have been experiencing unexplained neurological symptoms that are similar to the so-called “Havana syndrome”, a mysterious medical condition that continues to puzzle brain scientists. The condition is believed to have afflicted at least 130 American and Canadian diplomats around the world in recent years.
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18/07/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Two decades after 9/11, West must refocus on threats by state actors, MI5 chief says
Nearly 20 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, it is time for Western intelligence agencies to refocus on stopping covert operations by foreign state actors, according to the director of Britain’s domestic intelligence agency. General Ken McCallum is a 20-year career officer in the Security Service (MI5), Britain’s counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence agency. He assumed the position of director in April of 2020, amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
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15/07/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Haiti assassination probe uncovers more plotters with United States ties
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has said that at least one of the assailants who killed Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moïse, last week, had been its confidential source in the past.
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13/07/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Moscow denounces ¨NATO propaganda¨ as Albania probes alleged Russian spies
THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT HAS accused media in Albania of channeling “propaganda”, as authorities in the Balkan country are investigating alleged military espionage by two Russian citizens.
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10/07/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Most of the commandos who killed Haiti’s president were Colombians, police says
NEARLY ALL MEMBERS OF the heavily armed commando team that killed Haiti’s President on July 7 were Colombian citizens, while several served in the military, according to the Haitian National Police.
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07/07/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
German think-tank researcher arrested on suspicion of spying for Chinese intelligence
A GERMAN POLITICAL SCIENTIST, who worked for years as a senior member of a prominent Munich-based think-tank, has been arrested by German authorities on suspicion of spying for Chinese intelligence. In line with German privacy laws, the man has been named only as “Klaus L.”. He is believed to be 75 years old and to live in Munich.
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05/07/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Main suspect in potentially momentous hacker-for-hire case seeks plea deal in NY
IN A DRAMATIC CASE, described by observers as “unusual”, a suspect in a hacker-for-hire scheme of potentially global proportions has told United States government prosecutors he is ready to discuss a plea deal. The case centers on Aviram Azari, a highly sought-after private detective who served in an Israeli police surveillance unit in the 1990s before launching a private career in investigations.
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04/07/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Senior Serb intelligence officials given prison sentences for war crimes
TWO SENIOR FORMER OFFICIALS in the now defunct domestic security apparatus of Serbia have been given prison sentences totaling 24 years, after being found guilty of war crimes by a United Nations court. The crimes of the two officials stem from the Yugoslav Wars, a series of bloody ethnic conflicts that followed the breakup of the former Yugoslavia in 1991.
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01/07/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Secret recordings show Peru’s jailed ex-spy chief trying to change election results
AUDIO RECORDINGS RELEASED LAST week appear to show Peru’s imprisoned former spy chief, Vladimiro Montesinos, trying to organize bribes for judges in an effort to alter the outcome of the recent presidential election.
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29/06/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Kremlin spy participated in secret meeting to fund Italian separatist party
AN ALLEGED EMPLOYEE OF Russian intelligence was present during a secret meeting in Moscow, in which politicians and investors discussed a plan to fund a northern Italian separatist political party.
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28/06/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Sensitive UK defense documents found in bus stop by member of the public
Sensitive documents belonging to the British Ministry of Defense were found by a member of the public behind a bus stop last week, in what the BBC described as “a major embarrassment” for the British government. The documents number 50 pages; most are marked “official sensitive”, which is a low level of classification, but it means they are still subject to security requirements.
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24/06/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Afghans who spied for CIA say they fear retaliation once US forces withdraw
AFGHAN CIVILIANS WHO WERE recruited by the United States Central Intelligence Agency as local assets say they fear retaliation by a resurgent Taliban once American forces withdraw from Afghanistan in September.
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23/06/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Germany arrests Russian PhD student on suspicion of spying for Moscow
A RUSSIAN DOCTORAL STUDENT in mechanical engineering, who is studying in a Bavarian university, has been arrested by German police on suspicion of spying for Moscow, according to official statements and reports in the German media.
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22/06/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
No prison for Australian former spy who disclosed controversial espionage operation
A FORMER AUSTRALIAN SPY, who prompted international outcry by revealing a controversial espionage operation by Canberra against the impoverished nation of East Timor, has been given a suspended prison sentence.
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15/06/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
FBI thanks French police for high-profile arrest of Luxembourg’s former top spy
Frank Schneider headed the operations directorate of the Service de Renseignement de l’État Luxembourgeois (SREL), Luxembourg’s intelligence agency.
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13/06/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
France suspends aid to Central African Republic over espionage charges
THE GOVERNMENT OF FRANCE has suspended all civilian and military aid to the Central African Republic (CAR), after authorities there charged a French national with espionage and conspiracy to overthrow the state.
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12/06/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Chinese state-linked cyber actor allegedly behind attack on global airline industry
A GROUP OF COMPUTER hackers with close links to the Chinese state are allegedly behind a wide-scale attack on the global airline industry, which includes espionage, as well as financial motives, according to a new report.
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08/06/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
FBI built fake phone company in global wiretapping operation of historic proportions
THE UNITED STATES FEDERAL Bureau of Investigation built a fake telephone service provider for a secret worldwide operation that officials described on Monday as “a watershed moment” in law enforcement history.
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07/06/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russian spy activity has reached Cold War levels, say Germany’s intelligence chiefs
RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITY in Germany has reached levels not seen since the days of the Cold War, while espionage methods by foreign adversaries are now more brutal and ruthless, according to the country’s spy chiefs.
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04/06/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US government takes control of Internet domains used by SolarWinds hackers
THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT has taken control of two Internet domains used last month in a large-scale phishing campaign by the same Russian-linked hacker group that was behind SolarWinds.
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03/06/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Turkish spies reportedly kidnapped nephew of dissident cleric Fethullah Gülen in Kenya
TURKISH SPIES ALLEGEDLY KIDNAPPED a nephew of dissident cleric Fethullah Gülen in Kenya and forcibly transported him to Turkey, according to reports in Turkish media.
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01/06/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
We knew about the US-Danish spy collaboration. The revelations are still remarkable
THE FIRST CLAIMS OF an alleged secret collaboration between the signals intelligence agencies of the United States and Denmark surfaced in November of 2020. By January of this year, it was clear that the Danish government would, sooner or later, need to deal with the fallout of its controversial spy deal with Washington, under which Denmark enabled the US to spy on some of its closest European allies.
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28/05/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
China assesses emotions of subjects using AI technology that monitors skin pores
POLICE STATIONS IN CHINA are reportedly experimenting with a new technology that uses artificial intelligence to detect the emotions of subjects, and even monitors their skin pores, according to a source who spoke to the BBC.
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27/05/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
German army officer led double life as Syrian immigrant, planned to kill politicians
A GERMAN ARMY LIEUTENANT, who led a double life as a fake Syrian refugee, has gone on trial in Frankfurt, accused of planning to kill German politicians so as to provoke anti-Arab sentiment among Germans.
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26/03/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Bulgaria expels Russian diplomats over spy claims, Moscow threatens retaliation
On Tuesday, the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it proceeded to declare the two Russian diplomats personae non grata on March 22.
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25/03/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
American spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard gives rare interview to Israeli newspaper
JONATHAN POLLARD, AN AMERICAN who spied on his country for Israel in the 1980s, and is now free after spending 30 years in prison, has given a rare interview to Israel Hayom, Israel’s most widely distributed newspaper. Pollard, who is now 66, is a former intelligence analyst for the United States Navy.
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23/03/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Bulgaria confirms arrest of six-member spy-ring allegedly working for Russia
AUTHORITIES IN BULGARIA HAVE confirmed media reports aired last week, which alleged that at least six members of a spy-ring working for the government of Russia had been arrested in the capital Sofia.
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21/03/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Finnish intelligence identifies Chinese state-linked group behind cyber-attack
FINLAND’S INTELLIGENCE AGENCY HAS identified a hacker group with ties to the Chinese state as the culprit of an attack of “exceptional” magnitude and intensity that targeted the Finnish Parliament last year.
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15/03/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israel behind mysterious attacks on Iranian oil tankers, report claims
THE ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE SERVICES are behind a series of mysterious attacks that have damaged Iranian oil tankers in the past 24 months, according to a new report that cites sources in the international shipping industry.
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10/03/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - CIA base in northern Niger expands, as Islamism spreads in the Sahel
A REMOTE BASE THAT houses an outpost of the United States Central Intelligence Agency in northeast Niger appears to have expanded in recent months, as Islamist groups continue to make their presence felt in Africa’s Sahel region.
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09/03/2021 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Venezuelan intelligence spied on Citgo executives on US soil, spy alleges
VENEZUELAN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES SPIED on executives of the Citgo Petroleum Corporation in the United States for at least a year, according to court testimony by a Venezuelan former counterintelligence official.
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10/12/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Saudi crown prince dismisses US lawsuit brought by ex-spy official as baseless
A LAWSUIT FILED IN a United States court by a Saudi former senior intelligence official, accuses Saudi Arabias crown prince Mohammed bin Salman of planning an illegal assassination on Canadian soil.
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09/12/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Belgium says foreign spies have infiltrated its largest mosque
BELGIUMS LARGEST MOSQUE has been infiltrated by Moroccan intelligence, according to the Belgian minister of justice, who allegedly consulted the countrys spy services in making that determination.
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07/12/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - New report says Havana Syndrome was caused by directed microwave radiation
A NEW REPORT BY the United States National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, has found that the so-called Havana Syndrome, which afflicted American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba and China in 2016 and 2017, was likely caused by directed microwave radiation.
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03/12/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US wants to share sensitive intelligence with Honduras to combat drug traffickers
A PROPOSED MEMORANDUM OF understanding could enable the sharing of extremely sensitive intelligence between the United States and Honduras, as part of an effort by Washington to stop the impoverished Central American country from becoming a drug-trafficking stronghold.
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02/12/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Mossad helped Syrian intelligence official flee to Austria, despite alleged crimes
A SYRIAN INTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL, who was denied political asylum in France due to claims he committed serious war crimes, received protection from Austria with assistance from Israel, according to a report.
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30/11/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Iranian authorities said to have photos of assassins of leading nuclear scientist
REPORTS IN BRITAIN AND Israel claim that Iranian authorities have visually identified the assassins who were allegedly involved in the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a nuclear scientist believed to have led Irans nuclear program.
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25/11/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Afghan spy chief warns drone warfare is Talibans new fighting method
THE DIRECTOR OF AFGHANISTANS main intelligence agency warned on Monday that the Taliban are for the first time resorting to using drones in order to carry out attacks against the Afghan government.
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23/11/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
British SIGINT agency criticized for vanity project that went 83% over budget
BRITAINS SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE AGENCY has been severely criticized in a report for undertaking a pointless vanity project that exceeded its allocated funds by 83 percent and needlessly cut into its operational budget.
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20/11/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
North Korean leader Kim Jong-uns half-nephew is in CIA custody, report claims
THE HALF-NEPHEW OF North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who disappeared in 2017 and has not been seen since, is in the custody of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), according to a new report. The missing mans name is Kim Han-sol.
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19/11/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Danish spy service helped US collect intelligence on NATO allies, report claims
A SECRET COOPERATION BETWEEN Danish and American intelligence agencies enabled the United States to collect intelligence on some of its closest European allies, according to a new report.
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29/10/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israeli Mossad secretly secured COVID-19 vaccine from China, say sources
THE ISRAELI EXTERNAL INTELLIGENCE agency, the Mossad, has allegedly secured a Chinese-produced vaccine against the coronavirus, according to reports on Israeli television.
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27/10/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - Trump plans to axe defense secretary, FBI, CIA directors, if re-elected, say sources
If re-elected in November, United States President Donald Trump has laid out plans to replace the secretary of defense, as well as the directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), according to a new report.
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22/10/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
United States charges six Russian intelligence operatives with hacking
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT of Justice has unsealed charges against six members of Russias military intelligence agency for allegedly engaging in worldwide computer hacking against several countries.
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21/10/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Taiwan should prepare for war with China, says US national security adviser
THE TAIWANESE MILITARY AND society should be prepared to prevent and deter a possible military invasion by China, according to White House national security adviser Robert OBrien. OBrien, the fourth person to hold that position at the White House during the presidency of Donald Trump, said last week he did not believe that Beijing was planning an all-out military invasion of Taiwan.
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17/10/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - US military leaders say there are no plans for domestic security role on election day
Senior United States military officials, including the chief of staff of the Army, have said no plans are currently in place for the countrys armed forces to have a domestic security role in next months elections.
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14/10/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
MI5 undercover officer named as key witness in biggest IRA trial since 1980s
A man who spent years as an undercover officer for Britains Security Service (MI5) has been named as a key witness in a long-awaited trial, described by experts as the largest against violent Irish republicans in 25 years.
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12/10/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Chinese authorities announce counterespionage crackdown with 100s of arrests
Authorities in China said on Sunday that a nationwide counterespionage operation launched earlier this year has identified hundreds of espionage cases, most of them involving Taiwanese intelligence agencies.
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09/10/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
North Koreas missing ambassador may be most senior defector since 1997
North Koreas ambassador to Italy, who disappeared without trace in 2018, is believed to have resettled in South Korea. If true, this would make him the most senior official to defect from North Korea in over 20 years.
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07/10/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - NSA director and nearly all US Joint Chiefs of Staff in isolation for COVID-19
Seven of the eight members of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff the group that brings together the nations most senior uniformed leaders are in self-imposed isolation, after attending a meeting with a Coast Guard admiral who has since tested positive for COVID-19.
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03/10/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US intelligence reports warn of political violence during presidential election
Intelligence reports by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other American security agencies warn that domestic extremists are preparing to wage violence in November, with one official calling the situation a witchs brew that could spell unprecedented chaos throughout the country.
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25/09/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - CIA launches new research and development laboratory to compete with Silicon Valley
The United States Central Intelligence Agency has announced the creation of a new advanced research laboratory system that it hopes will allow it to compete with Silicon Valley for attracting top technical talent.
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23/09/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
British former MI6 employee denies having passed secrets to Chinese operatives
A former employee of British intelligence has strongly denied accusations, which surfaced last week in the European press, that he gave secrets to two Chinese operatives in exchange for money.
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21/09/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Trumps ex-spy chief warns American democracy may not survive November election
The former United States Director of National Intelligence, who served in the administration of President Donald Trump as the highest-ranking intelligence official until 2019, has warned that American democracy may not survive the upcoming presidential election.
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19/09/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US spy agencies uncovered Iranian plot to kill American ambassador to South Africa
An Iranian plot to kill the United States ambassador to South Africa was reportedly uncovered by American intelligence agencies, which believe Tehran is still seeking to avenge the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani in January of this year.
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18/09/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Intelligence insiders see Israeli alliance with Gulf States as biggest change in decades
Intelligence insiders, including a former senior Central Intelligence Agency operations officer who spent decades in the Middle East, have described the establishment of official relations between Israel and some Gulf States as the biggest change in the region in decades.
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15/09/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Venezuela claims capture of American spy near major oil refining complex
The President of Venezuela, Nicols Maduro, announced on Friday the arrest of an alleged American spy, who was reportedly arrested near the largest oil refinery complex in the country.
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14/09/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - Ex-intelligence chief at US Department of Homeland Security files whistleblower claim
The former head of intelligence at the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has filed a whistleblower complaint, alleging that he was pressured to manipulate his analyses for political reasons.
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07/09/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
COVID-19 prompts spy agencies mission shift that is reminiscent of the space race
The worldwide competition to invent a vaccine that can curtail the spread of COVID-19 has prompted a mission shift in major intelligence agencies around the world, which is reminiscent of the space race, according to The New York Times
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05/09/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Belarus strongman Lukashenko replaces intelligence leadership, as protests continue
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko replaced the heads of the intelligence service and other security bodies on Thursday, as he continues to face the most serious challenge to his 26-year rule.
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01/09/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
French lieutenant-colonel serving with NATO arrested for spying for Russia
French authorities are reportedly investigating a senior military officer, who is serving with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Italy, for spying on behalf of Russia, according to a news report from France.
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30/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Putin says US and Ukrainian intelligence lured Russian mercenaries into Belarus
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview that a group of Russian paramilitary contractors, who were arrested in Belarus last month, were lured there as part of a joint American-Ukrainian spy operation.
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27/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russia expels Austrian diplomat in tit-for-tat move involving espionage claims
Russia has expelled a diplomat stationed at the Austrian embassy in Moscow, just hours after the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expelled a Russian diplomat from Austria, allegedly for engaging in espionage.
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27/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Whistleblower revelations: Danish military spy chief relieved of duty following whistleblower revelations
The director of Denmarks military intelligence service has been relieved of duty for the time being, following a series of whistleblower revelations, according to the countrys Ministry of Defense.
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24/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Norway expels Russian diplomat in espionage case involving Norwegian citizen
The government of Norway expelled a Russian diplomat on Wednesday, accusing him of committing espionage in a case that involves a Norwegian citizen, who has been arrested on charges of spying for Russia.
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20/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Researchers find lost interview of MI6 officer who helped plan 1953 coup in Iran
British researchers have found a lost interview by a senior British intelligence officer who led the joint Anglo-American coup in Iran in 1953.
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19/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israel intel official says Bahrain and Oman could follow UAE in normalizing relations
Israels minister of intelligence has said Bahrain and Oman could follow the United Arab Emirates in establishing diplomatic relations with Israel, following last weeks historic announcement.
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14/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Europe - France: More information on French spies mysterious plot to kill woman in Paris
French media have released new information on a puzzling murder conspiracy by three operations officers in Frances external intelligence agency, who planned to kill a middle-aged woman in Paris.
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13/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Slovakia expels three Russian diplomats in connection with 2019 murder in Berlin
Three Russian diplomats have been ordered to leave Slovakia, reportedly in connection with the killing in Germany of a Chechen former separatist, which many believed was ordered by Moscow.
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11/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Large-scale cyberattacks, Internet disruptions, reported on Belarus election day
On Sunday afternoon, the National Computer Incident Response Center of Belarus (CERT) reported that the servers of the State Security Committee (KGB), the countrys spy agency, had come under sustained attack.
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10/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Canada thwarted plot to kill exiled Saudi former top spy, lawsuit alleges
Canadian border guards thwarted a sophisticated plot to kill a Saudi former senior intelligence official, who has been targeted by the oil kingdoms crown prince because he served a rival member of the royal family, according to a lawsuit filed in an American court.
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09/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Paris prosecutor charges three French spies with mysterious plot to kill woman
The Paris prosecutor has charged three officers of Frances external spy agency with a mysterious plot to kill a woman, after two of them were caught driving a stolen vehicle and in possession of weapons.
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08/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
North Korea targeted UN Security Council officials with spear-phishing campaign
Computer hackers working for North Korea launched cyberattacks against carefully selected officials of national delegations belonging to the United Nations Security Council, according to a soon-to-be released report.
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06/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israel - Rare internal budgetary report shows Mossad explosive growth since 2016
A rare declassified budgetary report shows that Israels primary external intelligence agency, the Mossad, has received large increases in funding since 2016. The report was released on Monday by the Office of the State Comptroller.
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05/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Grandfather of new MI6 boss was IRA fighter who won medals in war with Britain
The grandfather of the incoming director of Britains main external intelligence agency was a member of the Irish Republican Army and was awarded a medal by Irish separatists for fighting against British rule in Ireland.
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04/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
After dropping charges, US prosecutors broaden indictment against Saudi spies
Two days after dropping charges against three Saudi men for spying on American soil, United States prosecutors submitted a new indictment that restates the two original charges and adds five more.
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02/08/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Belarus arrests 33 Russians, accuses Kremlin of trying to subvert upcoming elections
Belarussian secret services announced on Wednesday the arrest of 33 Russian citizens, who are allegedly members of a Kremlin-backed private military firm. The government of Belarus accuses the Russians of trying to subvert next months presidential elections on behalf of Moscow.
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30/07/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Turkish spy agency hid Islamist views of candidates for CIA-funded Syrian rebel group
Turkeys spy agency systematically downplayed the Islamist views of men seeking to join a Syrian rebel group, which was supported by the United States Central Intelligence Agency on account of its moderate leanings.
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28/07/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israel - World cant stop Iran from going nuclear, says former Mossad chief
Shabtai Shavit, one of the longest-serving directors of the Israeli spy agency Mossad, has said that Israel and the world cannot stop Iran from developing a nuclear arsenal, and should focus instead on establishing a deterrence mechanism.
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22/07/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Austrian financier dubbed worlds most wanted man hiding under Russian protection
An Austrian financier, who disappeared following the outbreak of a massive financial scandal in Germany last month, and is wanted by several Western spy agencies, is reportedly hiding under Russian protection.
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21/07/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Belgium knew about Russian bounty offered to Taliban, defense minister says
Belgiums spy services were aware of financial rewards that Russia allegedly offered to the Taliban in exchange for killing American and other Western troops in Afghanistan, according to Belgiums defense minister.
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20/07/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - In major victory over Pentagon, CIA is authorized to expand offensive cyber operations
The United States Central Intelligence Agency was secretly authorized by the White House in 2018 to drastically expand its offensive cyber operation program a development that some experts describe as a significant development for the secretive spy agency.
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18/07/2020 | High Tech
Spain - Catalan pro-independence leaders phone hacked using Israeli spy software
The personal smartphones of leading Catalan pro-independence politicians were hacked using a highly invasive software built by a controversial Israeli firm, according to an investigative report by two newspapers.
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17/07/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Iraqs leading expert on paramilitary groups assassinated in Baghdad
A leading Iraqi expert on paramilitary groups has been shot dead outside his home in Baghdad, raising concerns that the Iraqi government is unable to curtail the activities of militias in the country. Hisham al-Hashimi, 47, was a Baghdad University-educated historian, who rose to prominence in post-Baathist Iraq as an expert on paramilitary groups in the country.
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14/07/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
German government press office employee caught spying for Egyptian intelligence
An employee of the German governments press office has been charged with carrying out acts of espionage on behalf of Egyptian intelligence, according to a report by Germanys Federal Ministry of the Interior.
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12/07/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Serbia sees foreign spy services behind anti-lockdown rioters who stormed parliament
The president of Serbia has said that foreign intelligence services were partly behind a violent protest on Tuesday, which ended up with rioters storming the national parliament building in the capital Belgrade.
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11/07/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russia arrests space agency employee for giving secrets to NATO country
Russias security service has arrested the media advisor to the director of the countrys space agency, accusing him of supplying military secrets to a spy agency of an unnamed Western country.
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09/07/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Speculation grows that Israel may be behind spate of mystery blasts in Iran
There is growing speculation that Israels intelligence services may be behind a spate of blasts that have damaged military and civilian industrial sites in Iran in recent days.
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08/07/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
France charges two former intelligence officers with spying for China
The trial of two French former intelligence officers begins today in Paris, with the two men accused by French authorities of having spied for China in the 1990s and 2000s.
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05/07/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
As debate centers on Afghanistan, Russian forces challenge US troops in Syria
As an intense debate rages in the United States about Moscows alleged subversion of American military goals in Afghanistan, sources warn that Russia is increasingly challenging Washingtons troops in Syria.
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01/07/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Tension in Iraq as government arrests members of powerful Shia militias
There was growing tension in Iraq over the weekend, as the government in Baghdad announced it had arrested over a dozen members of a powerful Shia militia backed by Iran.
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29/06/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Close American ally UAE is secretly training Syrian intelligence units, report claims
The United Arab Emirates, one of the United States closest Arab allies, is training Syrian intelligence and military officers and is giving financial aid to government-owned civilian facilities in Damascus, a report claims.
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25/06/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
NATO - Turkey arrests four members of alleged French spy ring in Istanbul
Four men have been arrested by Turkish authorities in Istanbul, allegedly for being members of a spy ring operated by an agent who collected information on extremist groups for Frances external spy agency.
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23/06/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Spy report urges Israel to annex occupied lands now, in case Trump loses election
A leaked report produced by analysts at Israels Ministry of Intelligence urges the government to annex occupied territories in the West Bank as soon as possible, in case Donald Trump loses the upcoming United States presidential elections in November.
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21/06/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - NSA director claims Boltons book would cause irreparable damage to US secrets
The director of Americas largest spy agency claims in a signed affidavit that a forthcoming book by John Bolton, President Donald Trumps former national security adviser, would critically compromise intelligence secrets if published.
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19/06/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - Lax security behind greatest data loss in CIAs history, internal report concludes
Complacency and substandard security by the United States Central Intelligence Agency were behind the Vault 7 leak of 2017, which ranks as the greatest data loss in the agencys history, according to an internal report.
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17/06/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russia, China - Russia accuses its top Arctic scientist of giving China submarine secrets
Russian prosecutors have accused one of the countrys most respected hydroacoustics specialists, and globally recognized expert on the Arctic region, of spying for Chinese intelligence.
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16/06/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israel - Researchers claim discovery of remote eavesdropping method using light bulbs
Researchers at a university in Israel claim to have discovered a new low-tech eavesdropping technique, which relies on sound vibrations on the glass surface of light bulbs and requires equipment costing less than $1,000.
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09/06/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - US Defense Intelligence Agency responds to claims it was asked to spy on protesters
The United States Defense Intelligence Agency, a Pentagon organization tasked with collecting foreign military secrets, has rejected reports that it is spying on protestors inside the country.
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07/06/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US embassy in UAE declined free COVID-19 tests due to Chinese spying concerns
The embassy of the United States in the United Arab Emirates declined free COVID-19 testing kits for its staff, because of concerns that the private labs offering the kits had ties to China, according to a new report.
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03/06/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Argentine former president and spy agency director indicted in wiretapping probe
The former president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, has been indicted as part of a widening investigation into a domestic spying program, which allegedly targeted opposition politicians, journalists and other public figures. The alleged espionage took place between 2015 and 2019, when Macri occupied the countrys highest office.
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31/05/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Libya - Russia flew unmarked military aircraft to Libya to evacuate mercenaries, US claims
The United States has alleged that the Russian military flew over a dozen unmarked aircraft to Libya, in an attempt to provide air support for Russian mercenaries who are fighting in Tripoli.
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30/05/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Exiled former intelligence official says Saudi government abducted his children
A Saudi government official, who served as a senior advisor to the oil kingdoms former Crown Prince, has accused the Saudi monarchy of abducting his children in order to force him to end his self-exile in Canada.
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29/05/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Mossad - Israeli prime minister publicly thanks Mossad chief for help with COVID-19
The embattled Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, met publicly with the Director of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen, and thanked him for leading the countrys procurement efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.
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27/05/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
China and Australia - US threatens to end intelligence sharing if Australian state joins Chinese venture
The United States has warned that it might be forced to stop sharing intelligence with Australia if the countrys second most populous state enters into a much-heralded investment agreement with China.
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22/05/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Intelligence and Security - Palestinians announce end of intelligence cooperation with US and Israel
The Palestinian Authority has announced an immediate cessation to all intelligence and security ties with Israel and the United States.
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19/05/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Iran - Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: Irans coronavirus crisis exacerbates internal struggle between government and IRGC
A tense struggle is unfolding in Iran between the countrys civilian leaders and the parallel state of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
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17/05/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Czech media name alleged Russian spy behind poison plot against Prague officials
News media in the Czech Republic have named a Russian diplomat who allegedly transported poison to Prague last month, in what officials claim was a foiled plot to kill as many as three high-profile Czech politicians.
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12/05/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Islamic State - COVID-struck Iraq sees biggest ISIS resurgence since groups defeat in 2017
Iraq is currently witnessing the largest resurgence of the Islamic State since December of 2017, when the Iraqi government declared it had defeated the group, according to local and international observers.
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11/05/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
France - Seeking to expand, French spy agency is frustrated with poor quality of job applicants
Frances primary external intelligence agency has expressed frustration with the overall poor quality of job applicants, as it tries to expand its staff by 20 percent in the coming years.
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09/05/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Venezuela, Maduro - Venezuelan television airs US ex-soldiers confession of role in alleged coup
Venezuelan state television aired on Wednesday an interview with one of two Americans facing charges of having participated in a failed armed plot to overthrow the government of President Nicols Maduro.
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07/05/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US could withdraw intelligence assets from the UK due to Huaweis role in 5G
The United States could end all sensitive intelligence operations and withdraw its intelligence assets from the United Kingdom if a leading Chinese company is hired to upgrade the countrys telecommunications network.
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04/05/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russia denies accusations it planned to assassinate two Czech politicians
The Russian government has strongly denied accusations in the Czech media that it dispatched an assassin to Prague to kill two leading Czech politicians.
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02/05/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US considers ending intel sharing with countries that criminalize homosexuality
The administration of United States President Donald Trump is considering the possibility of limiting or terminating the sharing of intelligence with countries around the world that criminalize homosexuality.
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28/04/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Belgian spy agencies say radical groups trying to exploit COVID-19 to sow chaos
The two main intelligence agencies of Belgium have published a declassified report in which they warn that domestic groups on the far left and far right of the political spectrum are using the COVID-19 pandemic to destabilize society.
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08/03/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russian spy who tried to kill Bulgarian arms dealer is now a diplomat, report claims
A Russian intelligence officer, who was allegedly involved in an attempt to kill a Bulgarian arms dealer in Sofia in 2015, is now a diplomat, according to report published on Tuesday by the investigative website Bellingcat.
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06/03/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US intelligence agencies using wide range of spy tools to monitor coronavirus
United States intelligence agencies are using a wide range of tools, ranging from open-source collection to communications interception and human intelligence, to collect desperately needed data about the spread of the coronavirus, according to sources.
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04/03/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US-Taliban peace deal will empower ISIS in Afghanistan, say insiders
An imminent peace agreement between the United States government and the Taliban will inadvertently empower the Islamic State in Afghanistan, according to a number of insiders, who warn that the soon-to-be-announced deal may have grave unintended consequences for the war-ravaged country.
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21/02/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US arrests Mexican man for spying for Russia in mystery case involving informant
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Mexican man, who is accused of spying in the city of Miami on behalf of the Russian government.
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19/02/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Swiss neutrality shattered as leading cryptologic firm revealed to be CIA front
Switzerland is reeling from the shock caused by revelations last week that Crypto AG, the worlds leading manufacturer or cryptologic equipment during the Cold War, whose clients included over 120 governments around the world, was a front company owned by the United States Central Intelligence Agency.
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14/02/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Pakistani Taliban leaders found dead in Kabul hotel, culprits unknown
Two senior members of the Pakistani Taliban, who were carrying fake identification documents, were reportedly assassinated earlier this month in the vicinity of a luxury hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul.
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13/02/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
United States quietly scraps joint anti-terrorist intelligence project with Turkey
The United States has indefinitely suspended a longstanding military intelligence-sharing program with its North Atlantic Treaty Organization ally Turkey.
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07/02/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Denmark arrests three Iranian separatists for spying for Saudi Arabia
Authorities in Denmark have announced the arrests of three Iranian Arab separatists, who are charged with carrying out espionage on behalf of the intelligence services of Saudi Arabia.
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06/02/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
United Nations targeted in sophisticated cyber-espionage operation
One of the United Nations most sensitive computer systems was targeted in a highly sophisticated cyber-espionage operation that appears to have been sponsored by a state, according to a leaked study. The study was leaked to the media earlier this week, and was reported by the Associated Press on Wednesday.
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06/02/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Czech intelligence foiled North Korean plan to smuggle arms through Africa
The Czech intelligence services foiled a secret plan by North Korea to smuggle weapons parts and surveillance drones, leading to the expulsion of a North Korean diplomat from the country, according to a report.
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23/01/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Chaos in Sudan as spy agency staff stage armed uprising against government
There was chaos in the Sudanese capital Khartoum yesterday, as hundreds of members of Sudans intelligence agency staged an armed uprising against the countrys new government.
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18/01/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Cyprus issues international arrest warrants for three Israelis wanted for spying
The government of Cyprus has issued international arrest warrants for three Israeli citizens, who are wanted in connection with a private security company that allegedly carried out espionage operations on the Mediterranean island. The warrants were sparked by what has become known in Cyprus as the spy van case.
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16/01/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
MI5 director plays down US threat to end intelligence sharing over Huawei
The director of Britains domestic intelligence agency has dismissed warnings by the United States that intelligence sharing between the two allies will be impeded if London decides to use Chinese-made telecommunications hardware.
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07/01/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: Soleimanis killing was tactically flawless, but was it strategically wise?
By assassinating Qasem Soleimani, a Shia celebrity and the Middle Easts most influential military leader, US President Donald Trump has made the most fateful decision of his presidency to date. Tehran has no option but to respond.
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05/01/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
ISIS forces now patrolling nearly all of northern Iraq, says intelligence official
The Islamic State has regrouped, rearmed and refinanced itself, and its forces are now actively patrolling nearly all of northern Iraq, according to a senior intelligence official in Iraqs Kurdistan region.
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03/01/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russian security services honor members of the Cambridge spy ring with plaque
The intelligence service of Russia has openly honored two British members of the so-called Cambridge Five spy ring, who caused great controversy during the Cold War by defecting to Moscow.
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23/12/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Intelligence - German government to hire 600 new officers to help monitor far-right activity
The German government has announced plans to hire hundreds of new police and intelligence officers, in order to step up its monitoring of violent far-right groups in the country. The announcement came at a press conference hosted on Tuesday in Berlin by Horst Seehofer, Germanys Interior Minister.
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20/12/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Son of Russian spies posing as Canadians gets to keep Canadian citizenship
The son of a Russian couple, who fraudulently acquired Canadian citizenship before being arrested for espionage in the United States, has won the right to keep his Canadian citizenship, which was effectively annulled when his parents were found to be Russian spies.
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16/12/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US expels Chinese diplomats for the first time since 1987
The United States quietly expelled two Chinese diplomats in October of this year, a move that neither Washington nor Beijing chose to make public, according to a report published on Sunday.
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15/12/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Germany convicts married couple of spying for Indian intelligence service
A court in Frankfurt has found a married couple guilty of spying in Germany on behalf of Indias external intelligence service.
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14/12/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Estonian court to release defense official who spied for Russia for 13 years
Herman Simm was a high-level official at the Estonian Ministry of Defense, who once led the countrys National Security Authority.
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12/12/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
As Australia launches probe, skeptics cast doubts on Chinese defectors spy claims
As the Australian government has launched an official investigation into the claims made by a self-styled Chinese intelligence defector, some skeptics have begun to cast doubts about his revelations.
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11/12/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Extradition fight over Russian man held in Greece may point to spies use of bitcoin
An intense fight between the United States and Russia over the extradition of a Russian cryptocurrency tycoon being held in Greece, is raising questions about the possible use of cryptocurrencies by spies.
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10/12/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Elite Russian spy unit used French Alps region as logistical base
An elite group Russian military intelligence officers, who have participated in assassinations across Europe, have been using resorts in the French Alps as logistical and supply bases, according to a new report.
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08/12/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - FBI examining FaceApp over potential counterintelligence concerns
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation says it is examining possible counterintelligence threats in connection with the popular online application FaceApp, which is headquartered in Russia.
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25/11/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Iraqi spy chief warns of impeding catastrophe as ISIS rebuilds Middle East network
In a rare interview, the head of Iraqs military intelligence has warned of an impending catastrophe as the Islamic State continues to edge ever-closer to rebuilding its networks of fighters and supporters in the Middle East.
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23/11/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russia, Lithuania and Norway exchange prisoners in rare three-way spy-swap
A rare three-way spy-swap has reportedly taken place between Russia and two North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members, Lithuania and Norway.
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22/11/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Al-Baghdadis ISIS hideout was equipped with frequently used internet connection
The Islamic States Syrian hideout that housed the groups leader until his demise on October 26, was equipped with a frequently used internet connection, according to Arab media reports.
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18/11/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Venezuelan ex-spy chief disappears as Spain seeks to extradite him to US
The former director of Venezuelas military spy agency, who is wanted in the United States for drug trafficking, reportedly disappeared in Spain as authorities there were attempting to extradite him to Washington.
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15/11/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Massive data dump identifies users of influential far-right website
A data dump of unprecedented scale includes usernames, IP addresses and even the content of thousands of private chat logs stolen from an influential neo-Nazi website that is now defunct.
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12/11/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
High-ranking Russian security official gunned down in Moscow
A senior counter-terrorism officer in the Russian police has been gunned down along with his brother in a downtown Moscow street, in what authorities describe as a contract killing.
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11/11/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
London accused of hiding report about Russian meddling in Brexit referendum
The British government has been accused by opposition parties, and by pro-remain conservative figures, of trying to conceal a report documenting Russian meddling in British politics.
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10/11/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
WhatsApp sues Israeli firm for enabling spy attacks on 1,400 users worldwide
The Facebook-owned company WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit against a leading Israeli technology firm, accusing it of enabling governments around the world to spy on 1,400 high-profile users, including politicians and diplomats.
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09/11/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: ISIS leaders hideout in Turkish-controlled part of Syria raises questions
In 2011, the discovery of Osama bin Ladens hideout in Abbottabad raised questions about Pakistans knowledge of his whereabouts. Today it is hardly controversial to suggest that at least some elements in the Pakistani government must have been aware of bin Ladens location.
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08/11/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Former CIA officer connected with abduction of Muslim cleric flees Europe
A former officer in the United States Central Intelligence Agency, who was convicted of involvement in the 2003 abduction of a Muslim cleric in Italy, says she fled Europe for the United States in fear of her safety.
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07/11/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US spy agencies pore over intelligence acquired in raid that killed al-Baghdadi
American intelligence agencies are studying up to seven terabytes of data that were captured by Special Operations Forces during last weeks nighttime raid that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria.
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06/11/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Veil of secrecy may soon be lifted on Novichok nerve agent used to attack Skripal
The chemical structure and action mechanism of a top-secret family of nerve agents known as novichoks may soon be available to a wider pool of researchers through its inclusion into the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) list of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
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28/10/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Cyber espionage: Russian government cyber spies hid behind Iranian hacker group
Russian hackers hijacked an Iranian cyber espionage group and used its infrastructure to launch attacks, hoping that their victims would blame Iran, according to British and American intelligence officials.
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24/10/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Intelligence - Iran abducts France-based dissident in complex intelligence operation
Iranian authorities have announced the capture of a Paris-based Iranian dissident, who was reportedly lured out of France and then abducted by Iranian agents in a third country.
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23/10/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Espionage - Russia preparing to swap imprisoned spies with NATO members, sources claim
The Russian government is preparing to swap a number of imprisoned spies with at least two member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), according to reports.
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21/10/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Defense - US Special Forces secrets could fall into hands of Russians as Kurds side with Syria
American defense officials with knowledge of Special Operations Forces activities in Syria are concerned that their secrets may fall into the hands of the Russians, as the Kurds switch their allegiance to the Moscow-backed Syrian government.
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20/10/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Secret weapons - Russia detains American diplomats for traveling to top-secret military site
Russian authorities detained three American diplomats because they allegedly tried to enter a highly secret weapons testing site in northern Russia, according to reports.
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19/10/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - Trump thought Erdoğan was bluffing about invading Syria, sources claim
Senior White House officials close to United States President Donald Trump believed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was bluffing when he threatened to invade northern Syria, according to sources.
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18/10/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Intelligence - Mossad chief comments on policy of assassinations in rare interview
Yossi Cohen, the chief of the Mossad Israels main external intelligence agency said he has authorized more than a few assassinations during his tenure and warned that more may be on the way.
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17/10/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Security - US and Saudi Arabia suffered intelligence blackout during Iran drone strikes: sources
Saudi Arabia and the United States suffered a total and embarrassing [intelligence] failure in the lead-up to the drone strikes that shut down half of the kingdoms oil production last month, according to Israeli sources.
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16/10/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Intelligence - Russia has a dedicated spy unit to destabilize Europe, Western officials claim
Russian intelligence maintains an elite spy unit whose sole goal is to run operations that have the potential to subvert European political and economic systems, according to a new report by The New York Times. The unit is behind a string of intelligence operations in recent years, which range from espionage to disinformation campaigns and even assassinations.
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15/10/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Iran arrests Russian journalist for espionage in rare spat with key ally Moscow
In a surprising move last week, Iranian authorities arrested a Russian journalist and expert on the Caucasus region, whom they accused of spying for Israel. They later agreed to release her following significant diplomatic pressure from Russia. But the move surprised observers, because Iran rarely acts in ways that have the potential to damage its close relations with Moscow.
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15/10/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
ISIS - Concerns about mass breakouts of jailed ISIS fighters if Turkey invades northern Syria
Officials in the United States, Europe and the Middle East have warned that thousands of jailed members of the Islamic State could escape from Kurdish-controlled prisons in northern Syria if Turkey invades the region.
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13/10/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Espionage scandal prompts resignations of top Swiss banking executives
Two senior executives of Credit Suisse, one of the worlds most powerful banking firms, have resigned amidst a high-stakes espionage scandal that may have prompted a suicide and has shocked Switzerland.
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03/10/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Intelligence - FBI files espionage charges against California man who allegedly spied for China
The United States has pressed espionage charges against a naturalized American citizen who operated as a courier for Chinese intelligence while working as a tour operator in California. On Monday federal prosecutors in San Francisco filed espionage charges against Xuehua Edward Peng, a 56-year-old Chinese-born American citizen.
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01/10/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
UK - Extracts from Kim Philbys espionage confession published today for the first time
Britains intelligence establishment has never released Philbys confession, which he made to his friend Nicholas Elliott, an intelligence officer in the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in January 1963.
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30/09/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Opinion - Saudi Arabia will not go to war with Iran, but it may pay others to do so
Ever since a barrage of drone and missile attacks struck Saudi Arabia on September 14, many have wondered whether the oil kingdom will go to war with Iran. Riyadh has directly accused the Islamic Republic of being behind the attacks.
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29/09/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - White House whistleblower is a CIA officer, report claims
The individual who filed a report claiming that United States President Donald Trump sought help from a foreign country to win the 2020 election is believed to be a male employee of the Central Intelligence Agency.
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18/09/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US considering drastic increase in intel-sharing with Saudi Arabia after drone attacks
United States officials are considering increasing substantially Americas intelligence-sharing with Saudi Arabia following last weekends drone attacks that halved the Kingdoms oil production and shook global markets.
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16/09/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israel planted surveillance devices targeting Trump, claims report
The intelligence services of Israel planted surveillance devices around the White House in an attempt to spy on United States President Donald Trump and his senior advisors, according to a report published on Thursday.
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15/09/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Tens of thousands of ISIS members are re-radicalizing inside Kurdish prison camps
Tens of thousands of supporters of the Islamic State, many of them women and children, are re-radicalizing inside vast Kurdish-run prison camps with inadequate security and almost no infrastructure or provisions.
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14/09/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Facebook shuts down suspected state effort to prop up Sudanese military regime
Facebook has shut down a well-funded online campaign to support Sudans military regime, which some say is part of wider efforts by Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to stop democratic reforms in Sudan.
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11/09/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: Al-Qaeda shifts strategic focus to Syria while still seeking to attack West
In an effort to remain relevant, al-Qaeda has shifted its strategic focus from Yemen to Syria but continues to pursue a globalist agenda by seeking ways to attack Western targets, according to an expert report.
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10/09/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US offensive cyber campaign disabled Irans strike capabilities, say sources
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is still recovering from the damage it suffered by an offensive American cyber campaign against it that took place in June, according to sources.
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07/09/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
In unprecedented move, US plans to block undersea cable linking US with China
In a move observers describe as unprecedented, a United States government regulator is preparing to recommend blocking the construction of an 8,000-mile long undersea cable linking America with China, allegedly due to national security concerns.
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05/09/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Germany - Chechen shot dead in broad daylight in Berlin, Russian spy services suspected
Authorities in Germany suspect that Moscow may have been behind the assassination of a Chechen separatist who was shot in broad daylight in Berlin by a man wearing a wig and carrying a pistol fitted with a silencer.
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01/09/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russian deep-cover spy speaks to Western media for first time
One of the ten Russian deep-cover spies who were arrested in the United States in 2010, and swapped with American- and British-handled spies held by Moscow, has spoken to Western media for the first time.
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31/08/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
South Korea ends intelligence pact with Japan as bilateral relations enter crisis mode
South Korea has formally terminated an intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan, as relations between the two countries have reached their lowest point since they formally recognized each other in 1965. Seouls decision is the latest move in a tit-for-tad row sparked by the use of forced Korean labor by Japan in World War II.
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30/08/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Palestinian intelligence report warns of possible uprising in occupied territories
A leaked report authored by the Palestinian National Authoritys intelligence service warns that economic depression and lack of opportunity may soon spark a popular uprising in the occupied territories. The report was submitted to the PNAs leadership in early August.
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29/08/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Far-right spy row continues to rock Germanys ruling coalition
The successor to Angela Merkel in the leadership of Germanys ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) urged the removal from the party of the countrys former spy chief for expressing far-right views. But she later appeared to retract her comments. Hans-Georg Maassen led Germanys Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) from August 2012 until his removal last September.
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24/08/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
New report details growing presence of Russian private security firms in Africa
A new report by the American news network CNN has shed new light into the little-researched subject of Russian-owned private military and security operations in Africa.
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23/08/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Security - Spies are known to use journalistic cover, claims Australian intelligence agency
Foreign spies are known to pose as journalists, which is why journalists should not be exempted from national security investigations, according to testimony by a senior Australian counterintelligence official.
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22/08/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: Irans energy sector is now a high-stakes espionage target
The state-owned energy sector of Iran, one of the worlds most lucrative, has become a major target of international espionage since the imposition of new sanctions by the United States this year.
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20/08/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
French intelligence made secret deal with Palestinian militants, ex-spy chief claims
France allowed Palestinian militants to operate freely on its soil in exchange for not carrying out terrorist attacks there, according to the former director of Frances domestic security service. The alleged deal was struck between the French government and a die-hard Palestinian militant group known as the Abu Nidal Organization, or ANO.
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19/08/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Despite imminent US-Taliban deal, CIA plans to keep proxy units in Afghanistan
The United States Central Intelligence Agency plans to retain a strong presence on the ground in Afghanistan, despite reports that American troops may soon be leaving the country following a deal with the Taliban.
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18/08/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Intelligence - Australian ex-intelligence officer pleads guilty to disclosing spy operation
An Australian former intelligence officer will plead guilty to revealing an Australian spy operation against the impoverished nation of East Timor, which prompted international outcry and damaged Canberras reputation.
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17/08/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: Tension grows between Iraqi state and Shiite militias that helped fight ISIS
A powerful alliance of about 50 Shiite militias, who helped Iraq defeat the Islamic State, is resisting calls by the Iraqi government to surrender its weapons and join civilian life, according to observers on the ground.
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13/08/2019 | High Tech
Facebook says it disabled disinformation campaign linked to Saudi government
Facebook has disabled a large network of fake accounts that it says were involved in an extensive disinformation operation tied to the government of Saudi Arabia.
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11/08/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
ISIS will launch complex international attacks, warns UN intelligence report
Despite its military defeat in the Middle East, the Islamic State retains the ability to launch complex international attacks and will likely do so this year, according to a new report by a United Nations monitoring team.
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10/08/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Spains second largest bank under investigation in massive espionage scandal
Spains second largest bank has been placed under investigation in connection with a probe into an illegal network that spied on scores of politicians, business executives, journalists and judges for over 20 years.
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09/08/2019 | High Tech
Many countries, not just Russia, are trying to influence US elections, experts warn
Several countries are behind organized efforts to influence electoral politics in the United States, with Russia being one among a growing list of culprits, according to experts.
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02/08/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis - Sonic attacks may have shrunk brains of US diplomats in Cuba, study finds
A series of alleged sonic attacks by a mysterious weapon may have caused the brains of American diplomats who served at the United States embassy in Cuba to shrink, according to a new scientific study.
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31/07/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: Did the US Central Intelligence Agency lose 17 spies in Iran?
If the announcements from Tehran are to be believed, the United States Central Intelligence Agency lost at least 17 spies in Iran in the months leading up to March 2019.
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30/07/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Islamic State - Hundreds of ISIS fighters returning to Iraq to wage low-level insurgency
About 1,000 Islamic State fighters have returned to Iraq in recent months and are waging a low-level insurgency that threatens to destabilize rural areas and may be the forerunner of a new sectarian war, an expert has warned.
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29/07/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Europe - Austria issues international arrest warrant for alleged Russian spy
The Austrian government has issued an international arrest warrant for a Russian man who allegedly recruited a retired colonel in the Austrian Federal Army to spy for Moscow.
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19/07/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
UK - Spy novel written by Kim Philbys granddaughter to be published this week
A spy novel written by the granddaughter of Kim Philby, the British senior intelligence officer who secretly spied for the Soviet Union, will be published this week.
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18/07/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Europe - Germany extradites spy to Croatia to serve 30-year sentence for role in assassination
Germany has extradited a former senior official of the Yugoslav intelligence service to Croatia, where he is expected to serve a 30-year prison sentence for organizing the assassination of a dissident in Munich in 1983.
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17/07/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Italy - Italian police find combat-ready air-to-air missile in raids on far-right groups
Police in Italy have found an air-to-air missile in perfect working order alongside dozens of guns during raids on homes belonging to members of far-right groups. The raids took place in several northern Italian cities and were coordinated by the Digos, a special unit of the Turin Municipal Police that deals with organized crime and terrorism.
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16/07/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Europe - France admits ownership of missiles found in Libyan rebels hands
The French government has admitted that four anti-tank missiles found in a Libyan rebel camp belonged to its Special Forces units, but denied accusations that it deliberately breached the United Nations-imposed weapons embargo on Libya.
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12/07/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Europe - Poland frees on bail former intelligence officer arrested for spying for China
The Polish government has authorized the release on bail of a former counterintelligence officer who was charged in January of this year with spying for China.
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05/07/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Spy services seeking access to Angela Merkels medical file, reports claim
Foreign intelligence agencies are allegedly trying to acquire the medical file of German Chancellor Angela Merkel after she was seen trembling uncontrollably in public twice in as many weeks.
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04/07/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Hackers - Western spies used crown jewel of espionage tools to hack into Russias Google
Hackers used a malware described by experts as the crown jewel of cyber-espionage tools to hack into Russias version of Google, in an effort to breach user accounts, according to the Reuters news agency. The hackers targeted Yandex (Яндекс), a Moscow-headquartered company that operates as the Russian version of Google.
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01/07/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Terrorism - ISIS could make bigger comeback than 2014 in Iraq and Syria, warns new report
Through its widening insurgency, the Islamic State has managed to subvert Iraqi and Syrian government efforts to reintroduce a semblance of stability and safety in areas previously conquered by the militant group. In fact, not only are government forces finding it increasingly difficult to establish durable and legitimate security and political structures in those areas, but they should be worried about the possibility of ISIS actually reconquering territory in both countries, the report warns.
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29/06/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Sister of N. Korean leader promoted to #2 position, says S. Korean spy agency
The younger sister of North Koreas Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un appears to have been promoted to the number two position in the countrys ruling apparatus, according to a South Korean intelligence assessment.
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26/06/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Israeli officials announce arrest of alleged deep-cover spy for Iran
Israeli authorities announced on Thursday the arrest of a deep-cover intelligence operative who allegedly attempted to establish a base for Iranian intelligence in Israel and the West Bank, according to news reports from Israel.
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28/12/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: Iraqs revenge campaign against Sunnis fuels new pro-ISIS wave
A campaign of revenge by Iraqs Shiite-dominated government against Sunni Arabs in regions once controlled by the Islamic State is aiding Islamists and fueling another rebellion in the country, according to a new report.
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28/12/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Details of Albanias clandestine operatives posted online due to admin error
Sensitive information about the identities and activities of Albanias intelligence operatives appeared online, apparently due to an administrative blunder. The incident has reportedly alarmed officials at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), of which Albania has been a member since 2009.
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24/12/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Islamic State issues drone bomb warning following London airport chaos
On the heels of chaotic scenes at Britains Gatwick Airport, which remained closed for three days due to reported sightings of drones, the Islamic State has released images on social media showing drones carrying packages to large Western cities.
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21/12/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Saudi royal suspected of ordering Khashoggi murder leads spy reform body
The Saudi royal who is suspected by the international community of having ordered the state-sponsored murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is now leading a committee to reform the Kingdoms spy services.
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18/12/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Europe - French security services investigate Russian role in yellow vests movement
Intelligence and security services in France are investigating whether Russian involvement on social media and other platforms is playing a role in amplifying the so-called yellow vests movement.
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15/12/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: Strasbourg attack raises serious security concerns in Europe
The terrorist attack in the French city of Strasbourg on December 11 raises important security concerns for Europes ability to defend itself against a rapidly evolving Islamist insurgency.
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14/12/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russian spies launched major cyber attack on Ukraine prior to naval incident
Russia paved the way for last Novembers seizure of Ukrainian Navy ships by launching a major cyber attack and disinformation campaign aimed at Ukraine, according to a cyber security firm and the European Union.
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11/12/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US -CIA names first woman to lead Directorate of Operations
In a surprising departure from established practice, the United States Central Intelligence Agency has publicized the name of its incoming head of operations. Beth Kimber, a 34-year veteran of the Agency, will become the first woman in the CIAs 70-year history to lead the Directorate of Operations. Officers in the Directorate of Operations, formerly known as the National Clandestine Service, spend their careers recruiting foreign agents to spy for the United States, while also carrying out covert operations around the world.
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09/12/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - ISIS evolving into effective clandestine organization US Pentagon warns
A report from the United States Department of Defense warns that the Islamic State is swiftly returning to its insurgent roots, as observers in Iraq and Syria caution that the group is witnessing a revival.
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07/12/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Czechs accuse Moscow of most serious wave of cyberespionage in years
The main domestic intelligence agency of the Czech Republic has accused Russia of the most serious wave of cyberespionage to target the country in recent years.
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06/12/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
MI6 spy chief outlines fourth generation espionage in rare public speech
The director of Britains Secret Intelligence Service known as MI6 has outlined the parameters of a new, fourth generation of espionage, which he said is needed to combat the threats of the hybrid age. Alex Younger, 55, is a career intelligence officer who joined MI6 in 1991, after serving in the British Army.
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03/12/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
New law to give Australian intelligence officers more rights to use firearms
The Australian government has proposed a new law that would give intelligence officers broader powers to use firearms during undercover operations abroad. If it is approved by parliament, the new law would apply to the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), a civilian intelligence agency that carries out covert and clandestine operations abroad.
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02/12/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Head of CIAs Korean mission center to resign, say sources
A senior North Korea expert in the United States Central Intelligence Agency, who has been instrumental in the ongoing negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, has tendered his resignation, according to sources.
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30/11/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
France - French senior civil servant arrested on suspicion of spying for North Korea
A senior civil servant in the upper house of the French parliament has been arrested on suspicion of spying for North Korea, according to prosecutors.
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29/11/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Four times more Sunni Islamist militants today than on 9/11, study finds
There are four times as many Sunni Islamist militants today in the world than on September 11, 2001, despite an almost 20 year-long war campaign by the United States and its allies, according to a new report.
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27/11/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Nerve agent used in Skripal attack could have killed thousands say experts
The amount of poison smuggled into Britain for a near-fatal attack on Russian former spy Sergei Skripal was powerful enough to kill thousands of people, according those leading the investigation into the incident.
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25/11/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Norwegian spy service seeks right to break law during espionage operations
Norways supreme legislature body is considering a bill that would offer immunity from prosecution to intelligence officers and informants who are authorized by the countrys spy service to conduct espionage.
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24/11/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
European Union agrees to establish joint intelligence training school
Twenty-five members of the European Union have agreed to establish a joint intelligence training academy, a move interpreted by some as a concrete effort to deepen inter-European security cooperation following Brexit.
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08/11/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - CIA suffered catastrophiccompromise of its spy communication system
The United States Central Intelligence Agency suffered a catastrophic compromise of the system it uses to communicate with spies, which caused the death of dozens of people around the world according to sources.
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07/11/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
South Africa to probe mysterious death of former Rwandan spy chief
The body of Patrick Karegeya, 53, was discovered on December 31, 2014, in a room at the Michelangelo Towers Hotel in Sandton, an affluent suburb of Johannesburg.
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04/11/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russia - Suicide bomber who attacked Russian spy agency identified as anarchist-communist
A teenager who killed himself with an improvised explosive device in the lobby of a regional office of Russias domestic intelligence agency appears to have identified himself as an anarchist-communist on social media.
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03/11/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Denmark recalls its envoy from Tehran, accuses Iran of assassination plot
The Danish government has recalled its ambassador from Iran and has accused the intelligence services of the Islamic Republic of plotting an assassination operation on Danish soil.
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31/10/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - Trumps use of unsecured iPhone worries White House officials
Officials in the White House are concerned about President Donald Trumps insistence on using an unsecured iPhone to communicate with friends and associates, despite warnings that foreign spies may be listening in.
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19/10/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Czech spy agency says it neutralized Hezbollah cyberespionage network
Officials in the Czech Republic have announced that the countrys spy agency headed an operation in several countries, aimed at neutralizing a cyberespionage network operated by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
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16/10/2018 | Frente Externo
Pakistan removes judge who accused spy agency of trying to rig general election
The government of Pakistan has dismissed a High Court judge who accused the countrys powerful intelligence agency of interfering with the judicial process in order to rig the outcome of last Julys general election.
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12/10/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russia claims misunderstanding led to arrests of four spies in Holland
Russias minister of foreign affairs has downplayed the arrest and expulsion of four Russian military intelligence officers in Holland last April, saying that the incident was caused by a misunderstanding.
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11/10/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Turkey claims Saudi dissident was killed, dismembered inside Saudi consulate
Turkish government sources have said that a former trusted aide of the Saudi royal family, who was shunned by Riyadh after criticizing Saudi policies, was murdered inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Jamal Khashoggi, 59, is an American-educated former adviser to Saudi royals.
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08/10/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Swiss police saw Russian oligarch Abramovich as threat to security, files reveal
Police in Switzerland cautioned that allowing the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich to live there would threaten public security and damage the countrys reputation, according to files released this week.
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06/10/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Denmark arrests two for attempting to procure drones for ISIS
Danish Police have announced the arrest of two men who attempted to procure unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) commonly known as drones on behalf of the Islamic State in Syria.
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05/10/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - CIA to return to traditional espionage against state actors, says new director
The United States Central Intelligence Agency will return to traditional espionage against foreign states and focus less on counterterrorism against non-state actors, said its new director in her first public appearance.
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25/09/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Dead Russian oligarchs links to UK spy agencies must stay secret, judge rules
A judge has ruled that the British government has the right to withhold information relating to alleged links between British spy agencies and a Russian millionaire who died in mysterious circumstances in England.
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23/09/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
UK - Book alleges 1980s British Labour Party leader was Soviet agent
The leadership of the Labour Party in Britain has reacted with disdain after a new book by a leading author and columnist claimed that Michael Foot, who led the Party in the early 1980s was paid agent of the Soviet KGB.
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22/09/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Europe - Germanys ruling coalition in permanent crisis mode over far-right spy row
Germanys fragile ruling coalition continues to face strong criticism two days after removing the countrys domestic intelligence chief over concerns that he may harbor far-right sympathies.
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20/09/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Western spy agencies thwarted alleged Russian plot to hack Swiss chemical lab
Western intelligence agencies thwarted a plot involving two Russians intending to travel to a Swiss government laboratory that investigates nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, and hack its computer systems.
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18/09/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US sees Russian weapon behind US diplomats mystery ailments, say officials
A Russian-made device caused the mystery ailments that affected more than two dozen American diplomats in Cuba and China, according to United States government officials who have been briefed on the matter.
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13/09/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Authorities in Eastern Europe warn about rise of heavily armed paramilitary groups
Security agencies in Eastern Europe have voiced concern about the rise of far-right paramilitary groups whose members have access to heavy weaponry, including in some cases armored vehicles and tanks.
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11/09/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US - Trump officials discussed secret coup plans with Venezuelan army officers
United States President Donald Trump authorized American officials to attend secret meetings held by Venezuelan military officers who conspired to launch a military coup against President Nicols Maduro.
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08/09/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Police investigate mysterious disappearance of close WikiLeaks associate
Police in Norway and Holland have opened formal investigations into the whereabouts of a Dutch cybersecurity expert and senior associate of WikiLeaks, who disappeared without trace on August 20.
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07/09/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Germany drops espionage case against senior Swiss intelligence official
Germany has dropped a criminal case against the second-in-command of Switzerlands intelligence agency, who was accused by Berlin of authorizing an espionage operation against the German tax collection service.
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05/09/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Microwave weapons were behind US diplomats ailments, says leading scientist
Advanced weapons that emit microwave radiation were most likely responsible for the ailments of American diplomats in Cuba and China, according to the scientist leading the investigations into the matter.
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04/09/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Microwave weapons were behind US diplomats ailments, says leading scientist SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 BY JOSEPH FITSANAKIS LEAVE A COMMENT US embassy in CubaAdvanced weapons that emit microwave radiation were most likely responsible for the ailments of Ame
The government of Afghanistan is facing one of its most serious crises since the end of the Taliban reign in 2001, as the countrys most senior security and intelligence officials tendered their resignations this week.
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02/09/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russia, US, deny conducting mystery airstrikes in Tajikistan
Russia, the United States and Tajikistan have all denied that they were behind a series of mystery airstrikes that took place along the Tajik-Afghan border on Sunday, while the identity of the targets also remains unknown.
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01/09/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
CIA informants inside Russia are going silent, say US sources
Secret informants inside the Russian government, which the United States has relied on in recent years for tips about Moscows strategy and tactics, have gone silent in recent months, according to sources.
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29/08/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Radioactive device goes missing in Malaysia, prompting security fears
A highly radioactive device used by an energy company has gone missing in Malaysia, sparking a nationwide emergency for fear that it might have been stolen by a militant group. According to Malaysias Straits Times newspaper, a radioactive dispersal device (RDD), which is used for the industrial radiography of oil and gas supplies, disappeared during transit on August 10.
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24/08/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Security - US announces arrest of two men charged with spying for Iran
On June 30 of this year, authorities in Belgium arrested a married Belgian couple of Iranian descent, who were found to be carrying explosives and a detonator. On the following day, July 1, German police arrested an Iranian diplomat stationed in Irans embassy in Vienna, Austria, while a fourth person was arrested by authorities in France, reportedly in connection with the three other arrests.
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23/08/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Japan releases files on 1942 Tokyo spy ring that helped USSR win World War II
Japan has released secret documents from 1942 relating to the Tokyo spy ring led by Richard Sorge, a German who spied for the USSR and is often credited with helping Moscow win World War II.
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18/08/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Canada seeks to take away passports from children of Russian spies
Two Canadian brothers, whose Russian-born parents fraudulently acquired Canadian citizenship before being arrested for spying on the United States for Moscow, are not entitled to Canadian citizenship, according to the government of Canada. Tim and Alex Vavilov are the sons of Donald Heathfield and Tracey Foley, a married couple arrested in 2010 under Operation GHOST STORIES, a counterintelligence program run by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
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16/08/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Montenegro seeks arrest of ex-CIA officer accused of role in pro-Russian coup
Government prosecutors in Montenegro, the youngest member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, claim that a former officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency helped pro-Russian plotters organize a coup in 2016.
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14/08/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US-backed alliance in Yemen war bribes, recruits al-Qaeda warlords, report finds
Yemeni militias backed by Saudi Arabia, the United States and the United Arab Emirates are actively paying off al-Qaeda-allied factions to abstain from the fighting, and are recruiting al-Qaeda members to fight against Shiite rebels, according to a new investigative report.
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13/08/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US fired Moscow embassy employee who may have spied for Russia
A female Russian national who worked for the United States Secret Service in Moscow was quietly dismissed in 2017, amidst concerns that she was spying for Russia.
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11/08/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
UK - British police arrest man over mystery killing of Seychelles leader in 1985
A man has been arrested by British counter-terrorism police in Northern Ireland, reportedly in connection with the assassination of a Seychelles exiled political leader in London in 1985.
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05/08/2018 | High Tech
US - Facebook says efforts to subvert upcoming US elections resemble new arms race
Facebook has said it is involved in an arms race against bad actors as it announced on Tuesday the removal of accounts that allegedly tried to subvert the upcoming mid-term elections in the United States.
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03/08/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US diplomats secretly met with Taliban without Afghan government
In a dramatic change to longstanding policy, senior United States diplomats have reportedly held secret meetings with Taliban leaders without the presence and presumably knowledge of the Afghan government.
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02/08/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Qatar - FIFA World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA agents to sabotage rival bids
The government of Qatar, which won the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, hired a high-profile public relations group and a team of former officers of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in order to undermine rival bids to host the tournament, according to a British newspaper.
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30/07/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Middle East - Researchers uncover ambitious Iranian hacker group that targets the Middle East
An American cyber security firm has reported the discovery of a previously undetected, highly active Iranian cyber espionage group, whose extensive target list consists mainly of large organizations and companies in the Middle East.
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26/07/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Iran warns of repercussions as US intensifies campaign against Tehran
Iranian military officials have warned of extracting revenge from foreign intelligence services, as Reuters reported that an aggressive campaign against Tehran has been launched by Washington.
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24/07/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Emirati royal seeks asylum in rival Qatar in unprecedented move
A member of one of the United Arab Emirates seven royal families has defected to Qatar and asked for political asylum, in what appears to be the first time that an Emirati royal has publicly turned against the oil-rich kingdom.
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19/07/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Indian intelligence infiltrated Islamic State in unprecedented operation
A joint Indian-American counterintelligence operation, described as unprecedented in its scale and scope, reportedly foiled a major suicide attack by the Islamic State in New Delhi and helped achieve a string of victories against the group in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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16/07/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Security - Greece expels Russian diplomats who tried to bribe Greek officials
In a rare moment of downturn in relations between Athens and Moscow, Greece has expelled two Russian diplomats and refused to accredit two more, reportedly for undermining Greek national security.
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16/07/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Europe - France admits ownership of missiles found in Libyan rebels hands
The French government has admitted that four anti-tank missiles found in a Libyan rebel camp belonged to its Special Forces units, but denied accusations that it deliberately breached the United Nations-imposed weapons embargo on Libya.
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16/07/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Europe - France admits ownership of missiles found in Libyan rebels hands
The French government has admitted that four anti-tank missiles found in a Libyan rebel camp belonged to its Special Forces units, but denied accusations that it deliberately breached the United Nations-imposed weapons embargo on Libya.
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12/07/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
North Korea asked Israel for $1 billion to stop giving missile technology to Iran
North Korea offered to stop selling missile technology to Iran and other enemies of Israel in exchange for $1 billion in cash from the Jewish state, according to former senior North Korean diplomat who has now defected.
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11/07/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Europe - Iran sleeper cell agents, including diplomat, arrested in three European countries
An Iranian diplomat and members of what authorities described as an Iranian sleeper cell were arrested this week in Belgium, Germany and France, as they were allegedly planning to a bomb a high-level meeting in Paris. The arrests came after a complex investigation by several European intelligence agencies and were announced by Belgiums Minister of the Interior, Jan Jambon.
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02/07/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Europe - More spies now in Brussels than Vienna, Austrian intelligence chief says
The head of Austrias counterintelligence agency has said that Brussels has now replaced Vienna as Europes spy capital. For nearly a decade, this blog has published expert commentary that points to the Austrian capital being the worlds busiest spy den.
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29/06/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Norway spy agency urges IT firms to be cautious when outsourcing operations abroad
The Norwegian National Security Authority (NSM) has warned the countrys information technology firms to prioritize national security over cutting costs when outsourcing their operations abroad.
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26/06/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
China - Chinese shipbuilding boss gave CIA aircraft carrier secrets, reports claim
One of Chinas most senior shipbuilding executives, who has not been seen in public for nearly two weeks, has been charged with giving secrets about Chinas aircraft carriers to the United States.
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23/06/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Germany - German intelligence chief says Russia tried to hack energy grid
The head of Germanys domestic security agency has publicly blamed the Russian government for a large-scale cyberattack that has targeted German energy providers.
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19/06/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Europe - Belgium to probe alleged Spanish espionage against separatist Catalan leader
Belgium will investigate whether Spanish intelligence spied on Carles Puigdemont, the separatist Catalan leader who escaped to Brussels after launching an unsuccessful independence bid last year.
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13/06/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Analysis: The Islamic State is far from dead; it is regrouping and rebranding itself
In a recent series of interviews to promote his new book, Anatomy of Terror, former FBI special agent and current counterterrorism expert Ali Soufan insists that the Islamic State remains potent and dangerous.
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12/06/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Security - Television program about the Mossad prompts controversy, strong denials in Israel
Israeli officials have denied reports that the head of the countrys internal security service was asked by the prime minister to spy on the director of the Mossad intelligence agency and the head of the military.
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02/06/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Chinese influence in New Zealand threatens intelligence-sharing, says Canadian report
Chinas influence in New Zealand is so extensive that it threatens the traditionally close intelligence contacts between New Zealand and its Western allies, according to a report written by the Canadian spy agency. Since World War II, New Zealand has been a member of what is sometimes referred to as the UK-USA Security Agreement.
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31/05/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Intelligence - Pakistan bars its former spy chief from leaving the country over controversial book
Pakistan has officially barred a former director of its powerful intelligence agency from leaving the country, after he co-authored a controversial book with his Indian counterpart.
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25/05/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Security - US alerts its diplomatic staff in China over abnormal sounds and symptoms
The United States Department of State has warned its personnel stationed in China of the danger of experiencing unusual acute auditory or sensory phenomena accompanied by unusual sounds or piercing noises.
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21/05/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
NATO obtained Soviet Novichok nerve agents through German intelligence in 1990s
Some North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member states obtained access to the Soviet Unions so-called Novichok nerve agents in the 1990s, through an informant recruited by German intelligence, according to reports.
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19/05/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US, China - China gave ex-CIA officer hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash to spy on US
Chinese intelligence operatives gave a former officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash in exchange for carrying out espionage, according to court papers.
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18/05/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Joint US-Iraqi intelligence operation used cell phone app to trap senior ISIS figures
An joint operation conducted by American and Iraqi intelligence officers employed a popular messaging app on the phone of a captured Islamic State commander to apprehend four very senior figures in the organization, according to reports.
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25/03/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
EU recalls envoy to Moscow over Skripal poisoning, more expulsions may follow
The European Union has recalled its ambassador to Moscow in an apparent response to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a Russian double agent, who was attacked with a nerve agent in England earlier this month.
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24/03/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Jerusalem - French consular employee caught smuggling guns to Gaza using diplomatic car
An employee of Frances consulate in Jerusalem is under arrest for allegedly smuggling weapons from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank, according to French media reports, which have been confirmed by Israel.
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14/03/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
UK - Russian spy may have been poisoned by nerve agent smeared on cars door handle
The nerve agent that poisoned a Russian double spy in England last week may have been smeared on his cars door handle, according to sources.
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10/03/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
UK, Russia - Analysis: All evidence points to professionals behind Skripal poisoning
Most state-sponsored assassinations tend to be covert operations, which means that the sponsoring party cannot be conclusively identified, even if it is suspected. Because of their covert nature, assassinations tend to be extremely complex intelligence-led operations, which are designed to provide plausible deniability to their sponsors.
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09/03/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Australia continues to detain whistleblower who revealed espionage behind oil deal
Australia continues to deny freedom of movement to a former intelligence officer who revealed that Canberra bugged government offices in the small island nation of Timor-Leste, in an effort to secure a lucrative oil deal.
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