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Leaked report shows United Nations suffered hack

Sophisticated hackers infiltrated U.N. offices in Geneva and Vienna last year in an apparent espionage operation, and their identity and the extent of the data they obtained is not clear.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Ex-CIA officer gets 19 years in China spy conspiracy

A former CIA case agent was sentenced Friday to 19 years in prison for an espionage conspiracy with China.

100 years ago in Grant County: German farmer convicted of espionage for pro-German sentiments

Frank Hinkhouse, a “wealthy German farmer” from Wheeler, in Grant County, was convicted of two counts of violating the espionage act for speaking pro-German sentiments during wartime.

Marc A. Thiessen: Democrats have their own foreign espionage problem

Imagine if it emerged that the Republican chairman of the House or Senate intelligence committee had a Russian spy working on their staff. Think it would cause a political firestorm? …

Ex-intelligence official held without bail in espionage case

A judge has ordered a former U.S. intelligence officer charged with attempted espionage to be held without bail pending trial.

100 years ago in Spokane: Federal agents cross country to apprehend suspected German spy

Federal agents tracked Carl G. Grossmann from New York to Spokane, confronted him at the Davenport Hotel, and locked him up.

UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017

U.S. crackdown on Russian hackers ensnares notorious spammer

A Russian man who U.S. prosecutors called one of the world’s most notorious criminal email spammers was arrested in Spain last week.

Trump’s national security adviser shared secrets without permission, files show

A secret U.S. military investigation in 2010 determined that Michael T. Flynn, the retired Army general tapped to serve as national security adviser in the Trump White House, “inappropriately shared” …

Kremlin calls talk of Russian interference in US elections ‘absolute nonsense’

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman on Tuesday issued a blunt denial of U.S. allegations that the Kremlin intervened to help Donald Trump win the presidency, and expressed hope that Moscow …

Sons of Ethel Rosenberg ask White House to exonerate mother

The sons of convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg are asking President Barack Obama to exonerate their mother.

Norway’s Supreme Court refuses to grant Snowden safe travel

Norway’s Supreme Court has rejected Edward Snowden’s request for a legal guarantee that would allow him to collect an award in the Scandinavian country without risk of being extradited to …

Russia eased hacking after U.S. accused Kremlin, intel chief says

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Thursday that Russia curtailed its election-related cyberactivity after the Obama administration accused Moscow of trying to interfere with the presidential race. The top …

With Donald Trump about to learn nation’s deepest secrets, there’s sense of dread in intelligence community

At some point Wednesday, a sober team of analysts will gather their black satchels and secure communications gear and begin making their way toward Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters to give …

Congressional report slams NSA leaker Edward Snowden

A House intelligence committee report on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he’s not a whistleblower and that the vast majority of the documents he stole were military and …

As Russia reasserts itself, U.S. intelligence agencies focus anew on the Kremlin

U.S. intelligence agencies are expanding spying operations against Russia on a greater scale than at any time since the end of the Cold War, U.S. officials said.

Putin says Russia didn’t hack US Democratic Party

President Vladimir Putin says Russia wasn’t involved in the hacking of emails of the U.S. Democratic Party, but thinks the release of the information was a benefit.

Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Bradley Manning plans to live as a woman named Chelsea and wants to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible, the soldier said Thursday, a …

Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks …

Spies see poverty down, but resource fights ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2030, with most people middle class, connected by technology, protected by advanced health care and linked …

Couple convicted of stealing GM trade secrets

DETROIT (AP) — A former General Motors engineer with access to the automaker’s hybrid technology was convicted Friday along with her husband of stealing trade secrets for possible use in …

Jury in NJ convicts Ill. man in military info case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An Illinois man who worked for a New Jersey-based defense contractor was found guilty Wednesday of taking trade secrets from his employer and presenting them in …

US scrambles to rush spies, drones to Libya

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending more spies, Marines and drones to Libya, trying to speed the search for those who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, …

US sends more spies, diplomats to Syrian border

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is ramping up its presence at Syria’s Turkish border, sending more spies and diplomats to help advise the rebel forces in their mismatched fight against …

Motorola trade secrets thief gets 4-year term

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chinese-born American convicted of stealing trade secrets from Motorola was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison in a case that both the judge and prosecutors …

U.S., Russia conduct swap

NEW YORK – In the biggest spy swap since the Cold War, 10 confessed Russian agents who infiltrated suburban America were ordered deported Thursday in exchange for four people convicted …

U.S., Russia spy swap likely

WASHINGTON – Across a vast global chessboard, the pieces were set in motion Wednesday. In Moscow, Igor Sutyagin, an imprisoned physicist, was transported from a prison camp near the Arctic …

Children in spy case in limbo

NEW YORK – Children often ask the question “Who am I?” as they come of age, but that’s nothing like the identity crisis now confronting the sons and daughters of …

Officials: Keep spy suspects jailed

NEW YORK – One of 11 people charged with being part of a Russian spy ring told investigators that his loyalty to his handlers exceeded his commitment to his own …

Alleged spies’ lives distinctly American

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Richard and Cynthia Murphy grew lettuce in a backyard garden, walked their daughters to the school bus each morning, and swapped Christmas cards with old neighbors who …

Officials charge 11 as agents for Russia

WASHINGTON – Federal officials on Monday charged 11 people on the East Coast as secret agents of Russia in a multiyear investigation that turned up allegations of a vast undercover …