espionage

russia

Russia says ex-U.S. Marine charged with spying held a flash drive of state secrets

“How he got it, what he was supposed to do with it, and whether [he] knew that he had secret information is unknown,” his lawyer said.
Tim Hume
1.22.19
russia

I Went to the Opening of a KGB Spy Museum and It Was Kind of Awesome

I, for one, welcome our new ex-Soviet overlords.
Alex Norcia
1.18.19
Huawei

Another Huawei executive has been arrested — this time for espionage

Poland’s Foreign Ministry issued a warning before Christmas that it was concerned about Chinese spying.
David Gilbert
1.11.19
U.S.-Russia relations

What we know about Paul Whelan, the American citizen accused of espionage in Russia

Is Whelan a spy, or a pawn?
Rex Santus
1.4.19
russia

A former Marine was arrested in Russia on suspicion of spying. His family says he was just attending a wedding.

His relatives learned of his detention from media reports.
Emma Ockerman
1.2.19
true crime

The Quest to Pin the 90s Murder of a CIA Agent on the KGB

Twenty-five years ago, an American spy in Georgia was killed, supposedly by a drunken villager. Michael Pullara didn't buy that.
Alex Norcia
11.29.18
SS7

What is SS7 and is China Using It To Spy on Trump’s Cell Phone?

The telecom industry has known about a major vulnerability in its mobile infrastructure for decades, so why was nothing ever done about it?
Daniel Oberhaus
10.25.18
Review

The Spy Games of 'Phantom Doctrine' Offer More Style Than Substance

It looks and sounds like exactly what you'd want from an spy tactics game, but good ideas don't make for a great game.
Rob Zacny
8.23.18
EXTRA INTEL

Meet 'Intrusion Truth,' the Mysterious Group Doxing Chinese Intel Hackers

Since April last year, a group calling itself ‘Intrusion Truth’ has trickled out the real names of hackers working for Chinese intelligence. Recently the group has ramped up its efforts against a Chinese operation targeting governments and businesses.
Joseph Cox
8.21.18
espionage

If Trump Is a Russian Spy, This Is How They're Using Him

Just in case you wondered.
Matt Taylor
7.19.18
Sergei Skripal

British troops are decontaminating the site of the Russian spy attack

Investigators had called in members of the military with expertise in biological and chemical weapons
Tim Hume
3.9.18
open thread

Falling in Love with a Doomed Series

Too bad it won't live! Then again, endings are hard.
Rob Zacny
2.12.18
0108