Yanjun Xu was the first Chinese intelligence officer to be extradited to the US to stand trial, the DoJ said Friday. He faces up to 60 years in jail.
A new Rolling Stone report contains speculation from Bannon associates about the reason for his interest in the convicted sex offender.
China has been stealing data, including DNA files, to advance its economic, security, and foreign-policy goals, the US government says.
Dickson Jun Wei Yeo pleaded guilty this month in a US court to obtaining sensitive information on behalf of Chinese intelligence agents. Yeo told investigators that he exploited LinkedIn’s “relentless” algorithm to find new contacts in the government and military. Those contacts were sometimes paid between $US1,000 and $US2,000 to […]
The Justice Department charged 61-year-old Mariam Taha Thompson, a Pentagon linguist, with espionage on Wednesday. Thompson is accused of transmitting highly classified national-defence information, including information about confidential sources, to a foreign national who is suspected of having ties to the militant organisation Hezbollah. An affidavit attached to the criminal […]
The head of the UK’s counterintelligence service MI5 told The Financial Times he doesn’t believe the UK’s intelligence-sharing relationship with the US would be jeopardized if it allowed Huawei to build 5G equipment. The US has repeatedly lobbied its allies to freeze out Huawei, insisting it would have to limit […]
President Donald Trump has been communicating with his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on unsecured mobile phone lines exposed to surveillance by Russian intelligence, The Washington Post reported Friday. John Sipher, the former deputy chief of Russia operations at the CIA, told The Post that in failing to secure their communications, […]
A Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing on President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and lying to federal officers will be deported back to China after finishing her eight-month sentence, NBC News reported. The sentencing decision comes seven months after the woman, named Yujing Zhang, was apprehended by Secret Service agents carrying bag […]
Iranian intelligence officers have used financial incentives and gifts to lure away Iraqi spies formerly working for the CIA, according to a new trove of leaked documents reported on jointly by The Intercept and The New York Times. The first section of the Intercept’s five-part report offers both extremely sophisticated […]
Insider recently obtained an advance copy of “Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA,” a new book by the former clandestine-service officer Amaryllis Fox, which is out Tuesday. In an interview, Fox talked more about why she wrote the book, her training, her experiences in the field, and even […]
Xuehua “Edward” Peng, 56, a naturalized US citizen living in Hayward, California, was arrested last Friday on suspicion of spying for China. According to the criminal complaint, Peng acted as a courier for China’s intelligence agency, taking memory disks that he believed contained national security secrets to Beijing. Peng was […]
US officials have repeatedly warned about China’s increasingly sophisticated military technology and about China’s habit of lifting that technology from elsewhere. Defence Secretary Mark Esper recently warned that China was perpetrating the “greatest intellectual property theft in human history,” just days after retired Navy Adm. William McRaven said China’s growing […]
Luke Harding is a journalist and author of “Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win.” Harding spent four years in Moscow as The Guardian’s bureau chief and said the FSB broke into his apartment and followed him around the street. He explains what it was […]
Author, academic, and former diplomat Yang Hengjun has been formally arrested and charged with espionage in China. Yang, an Australian citizen, has already spent more than seven months detained in “austere conditions,” according to his lawyer Robert Stary. The light in his cell is reportedly always left on and his […]
A beluga whale that Norwegian scientists believe could be a Russian navy asset is actually super friendly. The whale comes when its called, plays fetch with plastic rings, lets people pet it, and has become popular with locals. Experts are even worried that the whale may not be able to […]
National-security experts are sounding the alarm after Russian authorities charged Paul Whelan, a former US Marine, with espionage Thursday after he was detained in Moscow last month. Intelligence veterans said there are several details in Whelan’s past that make it unlikely that he is a US intelligence officer. But Whelan’s […]
The US Marine veteran Paul Whelan was formally charged with espionage on Thursday after being detained in Russia last Friday, according to Russian state media. Russia’s Federal Security Service said earlier that he was apprehended while on a “spy mission” but did not provide details other than saying an investigation […]
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