espionage

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
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
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
Op-Ed

Mexico Hacking and Spying on Its Citizens Is a 'Human Rights Crisis'

The illegal use of hacking tools by the Mexican government against activists and reporters has become a systematic policy of intimidation and harassment.
Gisela Pérez de Acha
6.23.17
fancy bear

Russian Hackers Are Using Google's Own Infrastructure to Hack Gmail Users

Security researchers have exposed a sophisticated hacking and disinformation campaign that targeted more than 200 Gmail users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.26.17
espionage

My Father, the Cold War Spy

Eva Dillon's memoir, 'Spies in the Family,' reveals the untold personal side to the American and Soviet spies who helped avert nuclear war.
Mary von Aue
4.27.17
Internet Insecurity

New: Russian Hackers Targeted Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Email Ahead of the 2016 Election

New evidence shows that during their wide-ranging hacking campaign, Russian hackers tried to hack 6,730 people with 19,315 phishing links.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.30.17
listen up!

Wiretapping Is as American as Apple Pie

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a Civil War history buff, tells us about how the fine art of spying on your political and military enemies' communications got started.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.26.17
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