Michael Foot – Vile Communist
MI6 believed claims made by a Soviet defector that former Labour leader Michael Foot was a paid KGB contact, according to a new book.
Intelligence chiefs were reportedly briefed on the politician’s KGB history in 1982 and were prepared to pass on the information to the Queen had he become prime minister after the following year’s general election.
Allegations of Mr Foot’s links to Soviet intelligence, made by double-agent Oleg Gordievsky, were first published in the Sunday Times 23 years ago. At the time he dismissed the claims as a ‘big lie’ and successfully sued the paper for libel.
The Parole Board of Canada decided Tuesday to release convicted spy Jeffrey Delisle on day parole, after a two-hour hearing at Dorchester Penitentiary in New Brunswick.
Delisle, 47, a former Canadian naval intelligence officer, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for, in the words of the sentencing judge, “coldly and rationally” selling secrets to Russia.
It was considered Canada’s biggest spy scandal in more than half a century.
If he was a terrorist Justin would write him a fat cheque.
China, rather than Russia, is the “most significant” long-term threat to the United States, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday.
During an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt at the Aspen Ideas Forum, Wray said that the FBI has economic espionage investigations in all 50 states that trace back to Chinese activity.
“It covers everything from corn seeds in Iowa to wind turbines in Massachusetts and everything in between,” said Wray.
A man in his 70s has been arrested as part of a probe under the Official Secrets Act, police said on Thursday, amid reports he was a former Rolls-Royce engineer suspected of divulging secrets about Britain’s new stealth fighter to China.
Scotland Yard said the man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and taken to a police station in Derbyshire before being released under investigation.
A search at an address in Derbyshire was ongoing while a search warrant was also executed at an office address in the West Midlands.
Israel’s internal security agency on Monday accused the former Israeli energy minister Gonen Segev of supplying Iran with information on the energy sector and security sites in Israel.
Segev, a physician, served as energy minister from 1995 to 1996 under then-prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and was jailed in 2004 for attempting to smuggle ecstasy pills from the Netherlands.
He left Israel in 2007 after his release from prison.
Shit Bet said Segev, when living in Nigeria, was recruited by Iranian intelligence agents who supplied him with an encrypted communications system.
Announcing fresh sanctions against Russia this week, the U.S. Treasury Department accused Moscow of “tracking undersea communications cables” and imposed punitive measures on a St. Petersburg firm that it says provided underwater diving equipment to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB).
The announcement followed warnings by U.S. and other Western officials about Russian activities in recent years near undersea cables that serve as conduits for nearly all global telecommunications data.
After investigating for over a year, the RCMP and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) are still unable to publicly identify those who have deployed electronic espionage devices in the national capital.
In April 2017, a CBC/Radio-Canada report revealed that IMSI catchers were being used in Ottawa and Montreal. These devices can capture cellphone data and listen to telephone conversations.
Chinese government hackers have compromised the computers of a Navy contractor, stealing massive amounts of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare — including secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020, according to American officials.
The breaches occurred in January and February, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. The hackers targeted a contractor who works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, a military organization headquartered in Newport, R.I., that conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weaponry.
The US government has identified a suspect in the high-profile leak of CIA hacking tools last year.
In March of 2017, WikiLeaks published more than 8,000 classified documents detailing hacking tools and strategy of the CIA. At the time, the CIA and FBI said a criminal investigation would be launched to find the culprit behind the biggest leak since the Snowden files.
WASHINGTON — It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie: In April, China is said to have tested an invisibility cloak that would allow ordinary fighter jets to suddenly vanish from radar screens.
This advancement, which could prove to be a critical intelligence breakthrough, is one that American officials fear China may have gained in part from a Chinese researcher who roused suspicions while working on a similar technology at a Duke University laboratory in 2008. The researcher, who was investigated by the F.B.I. but never charged with a crime, ultimately returned to China, became a billionaire and opened a thriving research institute that worked on some projects related to those he studied at Duke.
…Nearly 40 percent of Confucius institutes are located in the United States. In recent months, members of the US Congress, the director of the FBI and academic advisory groups have gone so far as to accuse the Confucius Institute as being a “subversive” mechanism controlled by Beijing to slowly indoctrinate US universities with a pro-Beijing narrative.
For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear to be rogue devices that foreign spies and criminals could be using to track individual cellphones and intercept calls and messages.
The use of what are known as cellphone-site simulators by foreign powers has long been a concern, but American intelligence and law enforcement agencies — which use such eavesdropping equipment themselves — have been silent on the issue until now.
NEW YORK — It’s a typical scene at college campuses across the country — students with their noses buried in books, engaged in the pursuit of knowledge and hoping to one day make their mark on the world.
It’s not the first place one would imagine finding government spies, but investigative reporter Dan Golden said you would be surprised.
“There’s an awful lot more international students, international professors at American universities. Some of them are here to gather information for their countries, scientific secrets or cultivate sources,” said Golden, author of “Spy Schools.”
The leaders of France, Germany, the US and the UK have issued a joint statement blaming Russia for the nerve agent attack in Salisbury as Moscow said it will expel British diplomats in retaliation for Theresa May’s action against the Kremlin.
Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and Donald Trump – the leaders of three of the UK’s most important allies – said they agreed with the Prime Minister’s assessment that there was “no plausible alternative explanation” for the attack.
The joint statement represents a major boost for Mrs May and comes one day after she moved to expel 23 Russian diplomats and suspended high-level contact with Moscow in response to the Salisbury incident.
Britain will expel 23 Russian diplomats, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. It comes as part of a range of measures in response to the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal.
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