Bulgaria Opens Investigation as Former MP Accused of Spying for Moscow Receives Award From Putin

An investigation is underway in Sofia into how a former Bulgarian MP accused of spying for Russia was able to travel to Moscow to receive an award from the Kremlin despite being under orders not to leave the country. Nikolai Malinov, a former parliamentarian from the Socialist Party, who also heads two pro-Russian non-governmental organisations … More Bulgaria Opens Investigation as Former MP Accused of Spying for Moscow Receives Award From Putin

Former Intelligence Officer Convicted of Attempted Espionage Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

A former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer, who pleaded guilty in March to attempting to communicate, deliver, or transmit information involving the national defense of the United States to the People’s Republic of China, will serve 10 years in federal prison.  U.S. District Judge Dee Benson imposed the sentence Tuesday afternoon in Salt Lake City. … More Former Intelligence Officer Convicted of Attempted Espionage Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Cairo Court Sentences 6 on Charges of Espionage for Iran

In Egypt, The Supreme State Security Criminal Court sentenced an Al-Azhar professor to 15 years in prison and a fine of  500,000 (Egyptian Pound) while sentencing five others to life in prison with a 500,000 fine each, on charges of espionage for Iran. The computer used by the defendants was confiscated and placed under the … More Cairo Court Sentences 6 on Charges of Espionage for Iran

Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Espionage

A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer pleaded guilty today to conspiring to communicate, deliver and transmit national defense information to the People’s Republic of China.  According to court documents, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 54, left the CIA in 2007 and began residing in Hong Kong.  In April 2010, two Chinese intelligence officers (IOs) … More Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Espionage

Moscow Court Sentences Norwegian Citizen To 14 Years In Jail For Spying Against Russia

MOSCOW, April 16. /TASS/. The Moscow City Court found Norwegian citizen Frode Berg guilty of spying against Russia, sentencing him to 14 years in a maximum-security prison, a TASS correspondent reported from the courtroom on Tuesday. “The court finds defendant Frode Berg guilty of committing a crime under Article 276 of the Russian Criminal Court … More Moscow Court Sentences Norwegian Citizen To 14 Years In Jail For Spying Against Russia

Book Claims Irish Rubgy Employed Ex British Spy to Search for Bugs

A new book, Client Confidential written by a former British army intelligence officer Seán Hartnett (pseudonym) claims that the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) was so worried about media leaks they employed him to search for bugs in their Dublin headquarters.  He claims that the fear was triggered after the contents were reported “almost word for … More Book Claims Irish Rubgy Employed Ex British Spy to Search for Bugs

Chinese Target French Companies Through Social Networks

According to the French Newspaper Le Figaro, thousands of employees of the French civil services have been “approached” by China, through professional social networks, such as LinkedIn Le Figaro claims that officers of DGIS (Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure) and DGSE (Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure) have uncovered massive looting of sensitive data by … More Chinese Target French Companies Through Social Networks

Taiwan Naval Officer Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Classified Information

According to a recent article in the South China Morning Post, Taiwan has arrested a Naval Offer for allegedly stealing classified information whilst serving on the Chen De La Fayette Frigate (FFG-1208)  between July 2011 and June 2018 in what is thought to be an espionage case.  Master Petty Officer Hung, is accused of illegally copying … More Taiwan Naval Officer Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Classified Information

Senate sets Agencies To Trace Spying Gadgets in Islamabad

The chairman of Pakistan’s Senate Standing Committee on Interior Affairs, Senator Rehman Malik, is investigating reports of espionage gadgets being installed in the  Constitution Avenue and diplomatic areas. The chairman has given the Interior Ministry 10 days to submit a report over the warning, which was issued by the National Telecom and Information Technology Security … More Senate sets Agencies To Trace Spying Gadgets in Islamabad

Spying Risks Mix for Huawei in SE Asia

Chinese telecom giant looks to neighbouring region to roll out 5G networks US, Australia and others have blocked due to national security concerns The Asia Times reported yesterday, that when Australia banned China’s Huawei from supplying equipment to its planned 5G mobile network for reasons of national security, it resurrected stubborn questions about whether Chinese tech … More Spying Risks Mix for Huawei in SE Asia