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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 country’s 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: Iran’s coronavirus crisis exacerbates internal struggle between government and IRGC
A tense struggle is unfolding in Iran between the country’s 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 group’s 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
France’s 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-soldier’s 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 Nicolás Maduro.
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07/05/2020 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
US could withdraw intelligence assets from the UK due to Huawei’s 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 country’s 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 world’s 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 Sudan’s intelligence agency staged an armed uprising against the country’s 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 Britain’s 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: Soleimani’s killing was tactically flawless, but was it strategically wise?
By assassinating Qasem Soleimani, a Shia celebrity and the Middle East’s 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 Iraq’s 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, Germany’s 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 India’s 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 country’s National Security Authority.
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12/12/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
As Australia launches probe, skeptics cast doubts on Chinese defector’s 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 Iraq’s 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-Baghdadi’s ISIS hideout was equipped with frequently used internet connection
The Islamic State’s Syrian hideout that housed the group’s 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 Venezuela’s 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 leader’s hideout in Turkish-controlled part of Syria raises questions
In 2011, the discovery of Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad raised questions about Pakistan’s 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 Laden’s 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 week’s 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 —Israel’s 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 kingdom’s 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 world’s 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 Philby’s espionage confession published today for the first time
Britain’s intelligence establishment has never released Philby’s 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 America’s intelligence-sharing with Saudi Arabia following last weekend’s drone attacks that halved the Kingdom’s 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 Sudan’s 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 Iran’s 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. Seoul’s 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 Authority’s 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 PNA’s leadership in early August.
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29/08/2019 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Far-right spy row continues to rock Germany’s ruling coalition
The successor to Angela Merkel in the leadership of Germany’s ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) urged the removal from the party of the country’s former spy chief for expressing far-right views. But she later appeared to retract her comments. Hans-Georg Maassen led Germany’s 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: Iran’s energy sector is now a high-stakes espionage target
The state-owned energy sector of Iran, one of the world’s 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 France’s 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 Canberra’s 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
Spain’s second largest bank under investigation in massive espionage scandal
Spain’s 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 Philby’s 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 Merkel’s 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 Russia’s Google
Hackers used a malware described by experts as the “crown jewel” of cyber-espionage tools to hack into Russia’s 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 Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un appears to have been promoted to the number two position in the country’s 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: Iraq’s revenge campaign against Sunnis fuels new pro-ISIS wave
A campaign of revenge by Iraq’s 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 Albania’s clandestine operatives posted online due to admin error
Sensitive information about the identities and activities of Albania’s 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 Britain’s 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 Kingdom’s 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 Europe’s 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 November’s 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 CIA’s 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 Britain’s 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 CIA’s 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
Norway’s supreme legislature body is considering a bill that would offer immunity from prosecution to intelligence officers and informants who are authorized by the country’s 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 ¨catastrophic¨compromise 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 Russia’s 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 - Trump’s use of unsecured iPhone worries White House officials
Officials in the White House are concerned about President Donald Trump’s 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 country’s 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 country’s powerful intelligence agency of interfering with the judicial process in order to rig the outcome of last July’s general election.
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12/10/2018 | Inteligencia y Seguridad
Russia claims ¨misunderstanding¨ led to arrests of four spies in Holland
Russia’s 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 country’s 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 oligarch’s 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 - Germany’s ruling coalition in ‘permanent crisis mode’ over far-right spy row
Germany’s fragile ruling coalition continues to face strong criticism two days after removing the country’s 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 Nicolás 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 Switzerland’s 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 country’s 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 Moscow’s 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 Malaysia’s 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 Iran’s 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 Belgium’s 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 Austria’s counterintelligence agency has said that Brussels has now replaced Vienna as Europe’s spy capital. For nearly a decade, this blog has published expert commentary that points to the Austrian capital being the world’s 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 country’s 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 China’s most senior shipbuilding executives, who has not been seen in public for nearly two weeks, has been charged with giving secrets about China’s 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 Germany’s 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 country’s 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
China’s 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 Union’s 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 France’s 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 car’s door handle
The nerve agent that poisoned a Russian double spy in England last week may have been smeared on his car’s 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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