Social Media Pose New Riddle for CIA
Effective spycraft has long called for cover—a job, family or routine that would keep a government agent from drawing undue attention. Now, that calculation extends to spies' use of social media.
Lulzsec hackers handed jail terms in UK
Hacker group masterminded cyber-attacks on targets from CIA to Sony Pictures causing millions of dollars in damage.
Putin targets Russian audience in handling of spy saga
MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin has been unusually silent about the expulsion of a U.S. diplomat Russia says it caught red-handed trying to recruit an agent for the CIA. But Putin need not say anything - his pliant state media is doing the talking for him.
Found 3 days ago on channel Reuters
Russia Captures Alleged American CIA Agent In Moscow
wiredmikey tips this AFP report: "Russia on Tuesday said it had detained an alleged American CIA agent working undercover at the U.S. embassy who was discovered with a large stash of money as he was trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB, ex-KGB) identified the man as Ryan C. Fogle — third secretary of the political section of Washington's embassy in Moscow — and said he had been handed back to the embassy after his detention. Photographs published show his alleged espionage equipment including wigs, a compass, torch and even a mundane atlas of Moscow as well as a somewhat old fashioned mobile phone. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said Fogle was carrying 'special technical equipment, written instructions for recruiting a Russian citizen, a large sum of money and means for changing a person's appearance.' The FSB also said the U.S. intelligence service has made repeated attempts to recruit the staff of Russian law enforcement ...
U.S. diplomat accused of recruiting for CIA in Russia
Ryan Christopher Fogle is ordered out of the country. A Russian official says the FSB would have kept it quiet if the suspect hadn't been acting 'as if he was in a spy movie.' MOSCOW — Russian authorities detained an American diplomat accused of attempting to recruit a Russian intelligence officer into the CIA, the Federal Security Service said Tuesday.