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1 day ago
Europe news

Russia charges Russian-German lawyer with treason

Germany-Russia crisis escalates with lawyer's treason arrest. [ more ]
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1 month ago
Europe news

Former German soldier jailed for spying for Russia

Former German soldier sentenced to 3.5 years for espionage by sharing secret military information with Russia during Ukraine war. [ more ]
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2 months ago
Germany news

Germany's China envoy summoned by Beijing over spying claims DW 04/25/2024

German ambassador to China summoned after Germans arrested for spying for Beijing. [ more ]
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3 months ago
Europe news

German police arrest 2 suspected of spying for Russia DW 04/18/2024

German authorities arrested two men for suspected espionage for Russia, including plans for sabotage and preparation of explosives. [ more ]
www.thelocal.de
3 months ago
Germany news

Aide to German far-right MEP arrested on suspicion of spying for China

A German national, working as an aide to a far-right MEP, was accused of spying for a Chinese intelligence service, raising concerns over Chinese espionage in Europe. [ more ]
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3 months ago
Germany news

German far-right AfD staffer arrested on China spy charges DW 04/23/2024

An AfD employee was arrested for espionage, suspected of passing information to China's Ministry of State Security. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
1 day ago
Europe news

Russia charges Russian-German lawyer with treason

Germany-Russia crisis escalates with lawyer's treason arrest. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
1 month ago
Europe news

Former German soldier jailed for spying for Russia

Former German soldier sentenced to 3.5 years for espionage by sharing secret military information with Russia during Ukraine war. [ more ]
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2 months ago
Germany news

Germany's China envoy summoned by Beijing over spying claims DW 04/25/2024

German ambassador to China summoned after Germans arrested for spying for Beijing. [ more ]
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3 months ago
Europe news

German police arrest 2 suspected of spying for Russia DW 04/18/2024

German authorities arrested two men for suspected espionage for Russia, including plans for sabotage and preparation of explosives. [ more ]
www.thelocal.de
3 months ago
Germany news

Aide to German far-right MEP arrested on suspicion of spying for China

A German national, working as an aide to a far-right MEP, was accused of spying for a Chinese intelligence service, raising concerns over Chinese espionage in Europe. [ more ]
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3 months ago
Germany news

German far-right AfD staffer arrested on China spy charges DW 04/23/2024

An AfD employee was arrested for espionage, suspected of passing information to China's Ministry of State Security. [ more ]
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WIRED
1 month ago
Information security

Mysterious Hack Destroyed 600,000 Internet Routers

Revealed method to crack forgotten password to access $3 million in bitcoins [ more ]
#diplomatic-tensions
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
London

Briton Charged With Aiding Hong Kong's Intelligence Service Is Found Dead

A former British marine charged with spying for Hong Kong's intelligence service has died under unexplained circumstances. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Europe news

Russia expels British military attache in diplomatic tit for tat

Russia expelled UK defense attache in response to UK's accusations of espionage and hacking. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
London

U.K. Summons Chinese Ambassador for Reprimand as Tensions Rise

Growing tension between UK and China due to recent charges of assisting Hong Kong's intelligence service. [ more ]
www.thelocal.de
3 months ago
Europe news

What we know so far about the alleged spies accused of plotting attacks in Germany for Russia

German authorities arrested individuals planning attacks, accused of espionage and targeted U.S. armed forces facilities, causing diplomatic tensions with Russia. [ more ]
euronews
4 months ago
Europe news

Bulgaria issues EU entry ban against 2 Russians accuse of espionage

Russian citizens banned from EU for suspected spying in Bulgaria under false identities.
Bulgaria expelled 70 Russian diplomatic staff in 2022 amid strained ties with Moscow. [ more ]
www.dw.com
5 months ago
World news

China: Australian blogger given suspended death sentence DW 02/05/2024

Yang Hengjun receives suspended death sentence for alleged espionage in China.
Sentence is expected to be commuted to life imprisonment after two years. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
London

Briton Charged With Aiding Hong Kong's Intelligence Service Is Found Dead

A former British marine charged with spying for Hong Kong's intelligence service has died under unexplained circumstances. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Europe news

Russia expels British military attache in diplomatic tit for tat

Russia expelled UK defense attache in response to UK's accusations of espionage and hacking. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
London

U.K. Summons Chinese Ambassador for Reprimand as Tensions Rise

Growing tension between UK and China due to recent charges of assisting Hong Kong's intelligence service. [ more ]
www.thelocal.de
3 months ago
Europe news

What we know so far about the alleged spies accused of plotting attacks in Germany for Russia

German authorities arrested individuals planning attacks, accused of espionage and targeted U.S. armed forces facilities, causing diplomatic tensions with Russia. [ more ]
euronews
4 months ago
Europe news

Bulgaria issues EU entry ban against 2 Russians accuse of espionage

Russian citizens banned from EU for suspected spying in Bulgaria under false identities.
Bulgaria expelled 70 Russian diplomatic staff in 2022 amid strained ties with Moscow. [ more ]
www.dw.com
5 months ago
World news

China: Australian blogger given suspended death sentence DW 02/05/2024

Yang Hengjun receives suspended death sentence for alleged espionage in China.
Sentence is expected to be commuted to life imprisonment after two years. [ more ]
morediplomatic-tensions
#diplomatic-relations
www.aljazeera.com
2 months ago
Europe news

Russia to expel UK defence attache in a tit-for-tat move

Russia declares UK's defence attache persona non grata in response to London expelling Russian attache over espionage allegations. [ more ]
www.hamhigh.co.uk
2 months ago
Europe news

Russian trade site loses diplomatic status after being 'used for spying'

Expulsion of Russian defense attache from the UK and closure of diplomatic premises due to alleged espionage activities. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
Europe news

James Cleverly announces expulsion of Russian diplomat for spying

The UK expels a senior Russian diplomat over alleged spying and ties to an attack on a commercial property in London. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 months ago
France politics

Burkina Faso kicks out three French diplomats over subversive activities'

Burkina Faso has ordered three French diplomats to leave within 48 hours due to alleged subversive activities, marking a decline in relations with France. [ more ]
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4 months ago
Europe news

Russia arrests South Korean over alleged spying DW 03/12/2024

South Korean missionary arrested in Russia for alleged espionage aiding North Koreans in defection.
Espionage in Russia carries up to 20 years in jail. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
2 months ago
Europe news

Russia to expel UK defence attache in a tit-for-tat move

Russia declares UK's defence attache persona non grata in response to London expelling Russian attache over espionage allegations. [ more ]
www.hamhigh.co.uk
2 months ago
Europe news

Russian trade site loses diplomatic status after being 'used for spying'

Expulsion of Russian defense attache from the UK and closure of diplomatic premises due to alleged espionage activities. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
Europe news

James Cleverly announces expulsion of Russian diplomat for spying

The UK expels a senior Russian diplomat over alleged spying and ties to an attack on a commercial property in London. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 months ago
France politics

Burkina Faso kicks out three French diplomats over subversive activities'

Burkina Faso has ordered three French diplomats to leave within 48 hours due to alleged subversive activities, marking a decline in relations with France. [ more ]
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4 months ago
Europe news

Russia arrests South Korean over alleged spying DW 03/12/2024

South Korean missionary arrested in Russia for alleged espionage aiding North Koreans in defection.
Espionage in Russia carries up to 20 years in jail. [ more ]
morediplomatic-relations
#national-security-act
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
London

Chinese ambassador summoned to Foreign Office after three charged with spying

The Foreign Office has summoned the Chinese ambassador over espionage charges for spying on Hong Kong. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
2 months ago
Europe news

UK charges three with working for Hong Kong intelligence

Europe is experiencing an increase in cases against Chinese and Russian spies, with suspects charged under the National Security Act. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
2 months ago
London

Chinese ambassador summoned to Foreign Office after three charged with spying

The Foreign Office has summoned the Chinese ambassador over espionage charges for spying on Hong Kong. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
2 months ago
Europe news

UK charges three with working for Hong Kong intelligence

Europe is experiencing an increase in cases against Chinese and Russian spies, with suspects charged under the National Security Act. [ more ]
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#cybersecurity
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2 months ago
Europe news

Germany: Cybercrime by foreign actors rose by 28% in 2023 DW 05/13/2024

Cybercrimes by foreign actors increased by 28% in 2023, with most attacks targeted at German companies for data theft, espionage, or sabotage. [ more ]
Theregister
3 months ago
Information security

'Sophisticated' nation-state crew exploiting Cisco firewalls

A sophisticated nation-state group compromised Cisco firewalls for espionage, targeting VPN services globally. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Germany news

Germany Arrests 3 Suspected of Passing Secrets to China

German citizens arrested for gathering naval data for Chinese security services show delicate relationship dynamics between the two countries. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

NCSC reaffirms guidance for those at risk of Chinese state hacking | Computer Weekly

The NCSC reaffirms guidance for individuals at high risk of targeted hacking by Chinese threat actors like APT31.
NCSC highlights China's malicious activities, including transnational repression and espionage, against UK institutions and pro-democracy activists. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Leaked Files Show the Secret World of China's Hackers for Hire

Chinese security firm involved in extensive hacking efforts in Asia and targeting domestic surveillance targets.
Leaked documents reveal China's state-backed hackers cooperating with private sector for cyber espionage campaigns globally. [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
5 months ago
EU data protection

British PM, EU Commission Chief Express Outrage At Navalny Death, Discuss Ukraine

German security authorities helped shut down a Russian computer espionage network.
APT 28 installed malware on routers to spy on Germany's plans for Ukraine. [ more ]
www.dw.com
2 months ago
Europe news

Germany: Cybercrime by foreign actors rose by 28% in 2023 DW 05/13/2024

Cybercrimes by foreign actors increased by 28% in 2023, with most attacks targeted at German companies for data theft, espionage, or sabotage. [ more ]
Theregister
3 months ago
Information security

'Sophisticated' nation-state crew exploiting Cisco firewalls

A sophisticated nation-state group compromised Cisco firewalls for espionage, targeting VPN services globally. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Germany news

Germany Arrests 3 Suspected of Passing Secrets to China

German citizens arrested for gathering naval data for Chinese security services show delicate relationship dynamics between the two countries. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

NCSC reaffirms guidance for those at risk of Chinese state hacking | Computer Weekly

The NCSC reaffirms guidance for individuals at high risk of targeted hacking by Chinese threat actors like APT31.
NCSC highlights China's malicious activities, including transnational repression and espionage, against UK institutions and pro-democracy activists. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Leaked Files Show the Secret World of China's Hackers for Hire

Chinese security firm involved in extensive hacking efforts in Asia and targeting domestic surveillance targets.
Leaked documents reveal China's state-backed hackers cooperating with private sector for cyber espionage campaigns globally. [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
5 months ago
EU data protection

British PM, EU Commission Chief Express Outrage At Navalny Death, Discuss Ukraine

German security authorities helped shut down a Russian computer espionage network.
APT 28 installed malware on routers to spy on Germany's plans for Ukraine. [ more ]
morecybersecurity
www.dw.com
2 months ago
Europe news

Spy scandal: Why did a Polish judge 'defect' to Belarus? DW 05/11/2024

A Polish judge sought protection from Belarus, accusing Poland of unjust policies and espionage accusations, shedding light on foreign intelligence infiltration concerns. [ more ]
#international-relations
www.aljazeera.com
2 months ago
Europe news

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 796

Main developments in the ongoing war on April 30, 2024. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Europe news

Russian Pilot Who Defected to Ukraine Is Believed Dead in Spain

The defection of Maksim Kuzminov to Ukraine led to accusations of treason in Russia.
The mysterious death of Kuzminov in Spain raises questions about possible assailants and motives. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
1 month ago
Europe news

Russia arrests a French foreign agent operating in Moscow - London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com

Russia arrested a French 'spy' in Moscow suspected of military espionage, escalating tensions with France. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
2 months ago
Europe news

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 796

Main developments in the ongoing war on April 30, 2024. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Europe news

Russian Pilot Who Defected to Ukraine Is Believed Dead in Spain

The defection of Maksim Kuzminov to Ukraine led to accusations of treason in Russia.
The mysterious death of Kuzminov in Spain raises questions about possible assailants and motives. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
1 month ago
Europe news

Russia arrests a French foreign agent operating in Moscow - London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com

Russia arrested a French 'spy' in Moscow suspected of military espionage, escalating tensions with France. [ more ]
moreinternational-relations
#european-parliament
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2 months ago
Europe politics

Espionage in the EU: Is the bloc ready to ward off spies? DW 04/25/2024

European Parliament faces espionage accusations undermining public trust. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Europe news

Germany Arrests Lawmaker's Aide on Suspicion of Spying for China

A German European Parliament aide was arrested for spying for China; potential espionage threat; serious allegations against European democracy. [ more ]
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4 months ago
Europe news

Latvia probes EU lawmaker for Kremlin spying DW 03/16/2024

Tatjana Zdanoka is accused of being a Russian agent pushing Moscow's policies in the EU.
Zdanoka is accused of working with Russia's FSB security services since 2004, and the European Parliament has opened an investigation into her Russian connections. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Europe news

Russia-Ukraine war live: Ukrainian drones target Sevastopol and Russian regions

Twenty-one Ukrainian drones reached Crimea and Russian regions, according to Russian media.
The European parliament is investigating claims that one of its members spied for Russia's FSB since at least 2004. [ more ]
www.dw.com
2 months ago
Europe politics

Espionage in the EU: Is the bloc ready to ward off spies? DW 04/25/2024

European Parliament faces espionage accusations undermining public trust. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Europe news

Germany Arrests Lawmaker's Aide on Suspicion of Spying for China

A German European Parliament aide was arrested for spying for China; potential espionage threat; serious allegations against European democracy. [ more ]
www.dw.com
4 months ago
Europe news

Latvia probes EU lawmaker for Kremlin spying DW 03/16/2024

Tatjana Zdanoka is accused of being a Russian agent pushing Moscow's policies in the EU.
Zdanoka is accused of working with Russia's FSB security services since 2004, and the European Parliament has opened an investigation into her Russian connections. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Europe news

Russia-Ukraine war live: Ukrainian drones target Sevastopol and Russian regions

Twenty-one Ukrainian drones reached Crimea and Russian regions, according to Russian media.
The European parliament is investigating claims that one of its members spied for Russia's FSB since at least 2004. [ more ]
moreeuropean-parliament
#china
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3 months ago
Europe politics

China spying: Krah stays on as top AfD European candidate DW 04/24/2024

Maximilian Krah to remain Lead Candidate for AfD in European elections despite aide charged with espionage for China. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 months ago
Europe news

Germany arrests far-right MEP's aide amid suspicions of spying for China

Worries over potential election interference as European Parliament candidate's aide is arrested for spying for China. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Canada news

China meddled in past two Canada elections, says Justin Trudeau

China attempted to interfere in past Canadian elections, but it did not significantly impact the results.
Trudeau asserted that the Canadian elections were free and fair despite attempts at foreign interference. [ more ]
TNW | Data-Security
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

UK says Chinese cyberattacks 'part of large-scale espionage campaign'

China accused of cyberattacks against UK democratic institutions
Allegations of cyber espionage and state-backed actors [ more ]
www.thelocal.se
5 months ago
Europe news

Sweden warns of growing threat from Russia, as well as China and Iran

Russia and China engage in security-threatening activities in Sweden, including industrial espionage.
Sweden's security situation has deteriorated due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the rise in terrorist threats. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
World news

A race against time': Taiwan strives to root out China's spies

Accusations of Taiwanese soldiers accepting bribes from Chinese agents to create propaganda videos and declare loyalty to China have surfaced.
A retired army colonel has been convicted of accepting payments to delay retirement and serve as a spy for China, pledging his loyalty to Beijing's cause of annexing Taiwan. [ more ]
www.dw.com
3 months ago
Europe politics

China spying: Krah stays on as top AfD European candidate DW 04/24/2024

Maximilian Krah to remain Lead Candidate for AfD in European elections despite aide charged with espionage for China. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 months ago
Europe news

Germany arrests far-right MEP's aide amid suspicions of spying for China

Worries over potential election interference as European Parliament candidate's aide is arrested for spying for China. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Canada news

China meddled in past two Canada elections, says Justin Trudeau

China attempted to interfere in past Canadian elections, but it did not significantly impact the results.
Trudeau asserted that the Canadian elections were free and fair despite attempts at foreign interference. [ more ]
TNW | Data-Security
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

UK says Chinese cyberattacks 'part of large-scale espionage campaign'

China accused of cyberattacks against UK democratic institutions
Allegations of cyber espionage and state-backed actors [ more ]
www.thelocal.se
5 months ago
Europe news

Sweden warns of growing threat from Russia, as well as China and Iran

Russia and China engage in security-threatening activities in Sweden, including industrial espionage.
Sweden's security situation has deteriorated due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the rise in terrorist threats. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
World news

A race against time': Taiwan strives to root out China's spies

Accusations of Taiwanese soldiers accepting bribes from Chinese agents to create propaganda videos and declare loyalty to China have surfaced.
A retired army colonel has been convicted of accepting payments to delay retirement and serve as a spy for China, pledging his loyalty to Beijing's cause of annexing Taiwan. [ more ]
morechina
#national-security
www.thelocal.de
3 months ago
Germany news

Germany arrests three suspected of spying for China

Alleged Chinese spies arrested in Germany for unauthorized technology acquisition. [ more ]
Axios
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Ex-software engineer behind largest leak in CIA history sentenced to 40 years in prison

Former CIA software engineer sentenced to 40 years in prison for largest data breach in agency's history.
Schulte's theft and disclosure caused significant damage to CIA operations and national security. [ more ]
www.thelocal.de
3 months ago
Germany news

Germany arrests three suspected of spying for China

Alleged Chinese spies arrested in Germany for unauthorized technology acquisition. [ more ]
Axios
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Ex-software engineer behind largest leak in CIA history sentenced to 40 years in prison

Former CIA software engineer sentenced to 40 years in prison for largest data breach in agency's history.
Schulte's theft and disclosure caused significant damage to CIA operations and national security. [ more ]
morenational-security
#russia
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
3 months ago
Europe news

Netherlands Pledges Additional 1 Billion Euros In Military Support For Ukraine

An ex-Ukrainian secret service employee, Vasily Prozorov, was injured in Moscow, revealing complex Russia-Ukraine relations. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
3 months ago
Europe news

Spies, agents of influence and disinformation: Russia redoubles its operations ahead of the European elections

Russia is actively engaging in hybrid warfare in Europe through espionage, disinformation campaigns, and influence operations.
Investigations are underway to uncover Kremlin influence networks targeting European Parliament members, particularly from far-right parties, to promote Russian propaganda. [ more ]
www.npr.org
3 months ago
Europe news

U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich has now spent a whole year jailed in Russia

The first American journalist detained on espionage charges in Russia since the Cold War.
Journalists and supporters marked the anniversary with tributes and readings of Gershkovich's work. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Europe news

Russian detention of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich extended by three months

The pre-trial detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in Russia extended for three more months.
US journalist Evan Gershkovich in Moscow's high-security Lefortovo prison facing spying charges, denied by US government and WSJ. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
4 months ago
Europe news

Russia detains South Korean in country's east on suspicion of spying

South Korean detained in Russia on spying charges
Baek held in Lefortovo Prison with detention extended to June 15
Increased tension between South Korea and Russia due to Western sanctions and North Korea relations [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
Europe news

Putin claims deal could be reached for imprisoned WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich in rare interview with Tucker Carlson

Putin says a deal can be reached to secure the return of imprisoned Wall Street Journal journalist Evan Gershkovich, but it depends on reciprocal steps from the US.
Russian authorities have charged Gershkovich with espionage, however, the US government has declared him to be wrongfully detained and Russian authorities have not provided evidence to support the charges. [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
3 months ago
Europe news

Netherlands Pledges Additional 1 Billion Euros In Military Support For Ukraine

An ex-Ukrainian secret service employee, Vasily Prozorov, was injured in Moscow, revealing complex Russia-Ukraine relations. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
3 months ago
Europe news

Spies, agents of influence and disinformation: Russia redoubles its operations ahead of the European elections

Russia is actively engaging in hybrid warfare in Europe through espionage, disinformation campaigns, and influence operations.
Investigations are underway to uncover Kremlin influence networks targeting European Parliament members, particularly from far-right parties, to promote Russian propaganda. [ more ]
www.npr.org
3 months ago
Europe news

U.S. reporter Evan Gershkovich has now spent a whole year jailed in Russia

The first American journalist detained on espionage charges in Russia since the Cold War.
Journalists and supporters marked the anniversary with tributes and readings of Gershkovich's work. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Europe news

Russian detention of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich extended by three months

The pre-trial detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in Russia extended for three more months.
US journalist Evan Gershkovich in Moscow's high-security Lefortovo prison facing spying charges, denied by US government and WSJ. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
4 months ago
Europe news

Russia detains South Korean in country's east on suspicion of spying

South Korean detained in Russia on spying charges
Baek held in Lefortovo Prison with detention extended to June 15
Increased tension between South Korea and Russia due to Western sanctions and North Korea relations [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
Europe news

Putin claims deal could be reached for imprisoned WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich in rare interview with Tucker Carlson

Putin says a deal can be reached to secure the return of imprisoned Wall Street Journal journalist Evan Gershkovich, but it depends on reciprocal steps from the US.
Russian authorities have charged Gershkovich with espionage, however, the US government has declared him to be wrongfully detained and Russian authorities have not provided evidence to support the charges. [ more ]
morerussia
Medium
3 months ago
San Francisco

'Odd Salon' serves up very San Francisco conversations over cocktails

Curated lectures at Odd Salon feature strange-but-true stories from various fields.
Odd Salon provides a platform for diverse individuals to share unique narratives without traditional speaking credentials. [ more ]
#russian-infiltration
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
Europe news

An espionage scandal rocks Austria, laying bare alleged Russian spying operations across Europe

Austria facing major espionage scandal involving Russian infiltration
Former intelligence officer arrested for allegedly providing sensitive information to Russian intelligence and aiding in criminal activities. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
Europe news

The attack on a Russian opponent in Vilnius raises fears of Kremlin infiltrations in Baltic countries

Baltic countries on high alert for Russian infiltration
Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia facing threats from Kremlin [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
Europe news

An espionage scandal rocks Austria, laying bare alleged Russian spying operations across Europe

Austria facing major espionage scandal involving Russian infiltration
Former intelligence officer arrested for allegedly providing sensitive information to Russian intelligence and aiding in criminal activities. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
Europe news

The attack on a Russian opponent in Vilnius raises fears of Kremlin infiltrations in Baltic countries

Baltic countries on high alert for Russian infiltration
Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia facing threats from Kremlin [ more ]
morerussian-infiltration
The Atlantic
3 months ago
Europe news

Evan Gershkovich's Year in Captivity

Putin uses Americans as bargaining chips in Russia.
Evan Gershkovich in prison on espionage charges. [ more ]
Axios
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

U.S. AI companies face daunting espionage risks

The Justice Department indicted an ex-Google software engineer for stealing AI secrets and sharing them with Chinese companies.
The U.S. AI sector is more advanced than others, but insider threats from international spies or pressured employees remain a concern. [ more ]
ABA Journal
4 months ago
Law

Lawyer accused of spying on Muslim colleagues gives up law license

A lawyer resigned after being accused of spying on Muslim colleagues at a Council on American-Islamic Relations chapter.
The lawyer provided confidential information to a nonprofit investigative organization labeled as anti-Islamic. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
4 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Turkey detains 7 suspected of spying for Israel

Suspects detained in Turkey for allegedly selling data to Mossad
Joint operation with Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
London

Sixth Bulgarian national charged with allegedly spying for Russia

Sixth person charged with spying for Russia in the UK
Investigation led by Met's counter-terrorism command [ more ]
Independent
4 months ago
Books

David Downing: 'When something you've made up brings tears to your own eyes, you know you're doing something right'?

David Downing's 'Station' series spans over 20 years, focusing on espionage during World War II.
David Downing recommends Michael Russell's 'City of' Dublin police series and Anthony Doerr's 'Cloud Cuckoo Land.' [ more ]
#assassination
www.npr.org
5 months ago
Europe news

A man shot dead in Spain may be a Russian army defector

Russian defector shot dead in Spain believed to be pilot who fled to Ukraine.
Defection involved careful planning by Ukrainian intelligence leading to casualties. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
5 months ago
Europe news

Gunmen sent by Moscow killed defector sheltering in Alicante, Spanish intelligence services say

The Spanish government suspects Kremlin involvement in the assassination.
Moscow publicly acknowledged satisfaction over the victim's death. [ more ]
www.npr.org
5 months ago
Europe news

A man shot dead in Spain may be a Russian army defector

Russian defector shot dead in Spain believed to be pilot who fled to Ukraine.
Defection involved careful planning by Ukrainian intelligence leading to casualties. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
5 months ago
Europe news

Gunmen sent by Moscow killed defector sheltering in Alicante, Spanish intelligence services say

The Spanish government suspects Kremlin involvement in the assassination.
Moscow publicly acknowledged satisfaction over the victim's death. [ more ]
moreassassination
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Europe news

Russia Arrests U.S. Citizen, Accusing Her of Treason by Aiding Ukraine

The F.S.B. arrested a dual citizen for raising funds for Ukraine.
American journalist detained in Russia on espionage charge. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Ex-CIA software engineer sentenced to 40 years for giving secrets to WikiLeaks

Former CIA software engineer sentenced to 40 years in prison for espionage, hacking, and child pornography charges.
Schulte's actions were characterized as the largest data breach in CIA history and one of the largest unauthorized disclosures of classified information in US history. [ more ]
WIRED
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Big-Name Targets Push Midnight Blizzard Hacking Spree Back Into the Limelight

Microsoft and HPE have disclosed corporate email breaches caused by Russian hackers.
The breaches highlight the ongoing activities of the Midnight Blizzard hackers tied to the Kremlin's SVR foreign intelligence. [ more ]
Ars Technica
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Mass exploitation of Ivanti VPNs is infecting networks around the globe

Hackers working for the Chinese government are exploiting critical vulnerabilities in Ivanti VPN appliances.
Over 400 unique hosts have been found with this backdoor, indicating multiple attackers or evolving tactics. [ more ]
#france
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
6 months ago
France politics

Russia Says It Shot Down Drones Over Its Territory; Kharkiv Hotel Hit By Missile

France accuses Azerbaijan of holding a French national arbitrarily
France demands the immediate release of the detained citizen [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
6 months ago
France politics

Russia Summons Moldovan Ambassador, Decries 'Unfriendly Actions'

France accuses Azerbaijan of holding a French national arbitrarily and demands his release
French citizen Martin Ryan has been detained in Azerbaijan since December 4 on suspicion of espionage [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
6 months ago
France politics

Finland To Extend Closure Of Crossings Along Border With Russia

France accuses Azerbaijan of holding French national arbitrarily
France demands the immediate release of the detained French citizen [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
6 months ago
France politics

Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey To Sign Memorandum On Black Sea Demining Operation

France demands the immediate release of a French national detained in Azerbaijan on suspicion of espionage.
The French Foreign Ministry considers the detention to be arbitrary. [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
6 months ago
France politics

UN Security Council Members Say Russia Exploits Its UNSC Position By Acquiring Missiles From North Korea

France accuses Azerbaijan of holding French national arbitrarily, demanding his immediate release.
French citizen Martin Ryan detained in Azerbaijan on suspicion of espionage, Paris says detention is arbitrary. [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
6 months ago
France politics

Kosovo Prosecutors Indict 27 Accused Of Smuggling Migrants

France accuses Azerbaijan of holding a French national arbitrarily and demands his release.
French citizen Martin Ryan has been detained in Azerbaijan on suspicion of espionage. [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
6 months ago
France politics

Russia Says It Shot Down Drones Over Its Territory; Kharkiv Hotel Hit By Missile

France accuses Azerbaijan of holding a French national arbitrarily
France demands the immediate release of the detained citizen [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
6 months ago
France politics

Russia Summons Moldovan Ambassador, Decries 'Unfriendly Actions'

France accuses Azerbaijan of holding a French national arbitrarily and demands his release
French citizen Martin Ryan has been detained in Azerbaijan since December 4 on suspicion of espionage [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
6 months ago
France politics

Finland To Extend Closure Of Crossings Along Border With Russia

France accuses Azerbaijan of holding French national arbitrarily
France demands the immediate release of the detained French citizen [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
6 months ago
France politics

Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey To Sign Memorandum On Black Sea Demining Operation

France demands the immediate release of a French national detained in Azerbaijan on suspicion of espionage.
The French Foreign Ministry considers the detention to be arbitrary. [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
6 months ago
France politics

UN Security Council Members Say Russia Exploits Its UNSC Position By Acquiring Missiles From North Korea

France accuses Azerbaijan of holding French national arbitrarily, demanding his immediate release.
French citizen Martin Ryan detained in Azerbaijan on suspicion of espionage, Paris says detention is arbitrary. [ more ]
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
6 months ago
France politics

Kosovo Prosecutors Indict 27 Accused Of Smuggling Migrants

France accuses Azerbaijan of holding a French national arbitrarily and demands his release.
French citizen Martin Ryan has been detained in Azerbaijan on suspicion of espionage. [ more ]
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www.dw.com
7 months ago
Germany news

Germany starts trial of alleged Russian spy DW 12/12/2023

Carsten L. is finally getting his trial one year after being arrested for passing along information to the Russian state.
The case comes at a sensitive geopolitical moment, with Germany having curtailed its ties with Russia after their invasion of Ukraine. [ more ]
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www.npr.org
7 months ago
Europe news

Russian court extends Evan Gershkovich's detention until the end of January

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested on espionage charges in Russia, had his detention extended until Jan. 30.
Gershkovich is the first American reporter to be charged with espionage in Russia since 1986.
Analysts believe Moscow may be using jailed Americans as bargaining chips in tense U.S.-Russian relations. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
7 months ago
Europe news

Russian court extends detention of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich until end of January

A court in Moscow has extended the detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who is facing espionage charges, until January 30th.
Gershkovich was detained in March while on a reporting trip to Yekaterinburg and is the first American reporter to be charged with espionage in Russia since 1986.
Russian authorities have not provided any evidence to support the espionage charges against Gershkovich. [ more ]
www.npr.org
7 months ago
Europe news

Russian court extends Evan Gershkovich's detention until the end of January

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested on espionage charges in Russia, had his detention extended until Jan. 30.
Gershkovich is the first American reporter to be charged with espionage in Russia since 1986.
Analysts believe Moscow may be using jailed Americans as bargaining chips in tense U.S.-Russian relations. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
7 months ago
Europe news

Russian court extends detention of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich until end of January

A court in Moscow has extended the detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who is facing espionage charges, until January 30th.
Gershkovich was detained in March while on a reporting trip to Yekaterinburg and is the first American reporter to be charged with espionage in Russia since 1986.
Russian authorities have not provided any evidence to support the espionage charges against Gershkovich. [ more ]
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HuffPost
7 months ago
Europe news

Russian Court Extends Detention Of WSJ Reporter Until End Of January

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich's detention in Moscow on espionage charges has been extended until Jan. 30.
Gershkovich is the first American reporter to be charged with espionage in Russia since 1986.
Analysts believe Moscow may be using jailed Americans as bargaining chips in U.S.-Russian tensions. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
7 months ago
Europe news

Russian court extends detention of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich

The Wall Street Journal denounces the continued detention of its reporter as an attack on free press.
Evan Gershkovich's detention has been extended for another two months in Russia.
The United States has declared Gershkovich to be wrongfully detained and accused Russia of using him for hostage diplomacy. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
8 months ago
Europe news

Poland charges 16 after dismantling Russian spy ring

Poland has charged 16 foreigners with espionage, accusing them of conducting sabotage and propaganda activities under the direction of Russian intelligence.
The spy ring was dismantled earlier this year, and the suspects have confessed to the charges.
The tasks assigned to the suspects included identifying military facilities, monitoring trains transporting military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, and preparing for train derailments. [ more ]
HuffPost
7 months ago
Europe news

Russian Court Extends Detention Of WSJ Reporter Until End Of January

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich's detention in Moscow on espionage charges has been extended until Jan. 30.
Gershkovich is the first American reporter to be charged with espionage in Russia since 1986.
Analysts believe Moscow may be using jailed Americans as bargaining chips in U.S.-Russian tensions. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
7 months ago
Europe news

Russian court extends detention of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich

The Wall Street Journal denounces the continued detention of its reporter as an attack on free press.
Evan Gershkovich's detention has been extended for another two months in Russia.
The United States has declared Gershkovich to be wrongfully detained and accused Russia of using him for hostage diplomacy. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
8 months ago
Europe news

Poland charges 16 after dismantling Russian spy ring

Poland has charged 16 foreigners with espionage, accusing them of conducting sabotage and propaganda activities under the direction of Russian intelligence.
The spy ring was dismantled earlier this year, and the suspects have confessed to the charges.
The tasks assigned to the suspects included identifying military facilities, monitoring trains transporting military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, and preparing for train derailments. [ more ]
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www.mediaite.com
5 days ago
Medicine

BREAKING: Evan Gershkovich Convicted of Espionage in Russian Trial Dismissed by WSJ and US as a Sham

Wall Street Journal correspondent Evan Gershkovich sentenced to 16 years in Russian prison on espionage charges. [ more ]
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