State Department IT Contractor Charged for Allegedly Leaking Top-Secret Info

The Justice Department has charged IT contractor, Abraham Teklu Lemma, with espionage for allegedly transmitting classified State Department information to a foreign country. Lemma accessed numerous Intelligence Reports unauthorized, transmitting them via a secure app and received over $100,000 for the information.  The Justice Department has charged [21 SEP 2023] IT contractor Abraham Teklu Lemma […]

Australian Politicians Urge U.S. to Drop Assange Prosecution Ahead of PM Visit

Australian politicians are heading to Washington, D.C. to persuade U.S. officials to halt Julian Assange’s prosecution, highlighting concerns over journalistic freedoms and the First Amendment. The case, a central issue in Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s imminent state visit, is criticized globally. Despite recognizing the potential repercussions on the U.S. press, the Biden administration persists with […]

Chinese Espionage Scandal Shocks UK Political Establishment

The UK is reeling from the arrest of a parliamentary researcher accused of spying for China, an event that media outlets are calling an unprecedented escalation by China, although some believe this reaction might be exaggerated. This incident has spotlighted China’s extensive global espionage activities, which have intensified since 2012 under Xi Jinping’s directive of […]

Iranian Group Targets Satellite, Defense Sectors in Sprawling Espionage Campaign

Microsoft has reported a significant cyber espionage campaign orchestrated by the Iranian group known as Peach Sandstorm, which targeted thousands of organizations in the satellite, defense, and pharmaceutical sectors. The group utilized high-volume password spray attacks and exploited known vulnerabilities in specific software products, showcasing an evolution towards more sophisticated techniques.  An Iranian cyber espionage […]

DOD Releases 2023 Cyber Strategy Summary

The 2023 DOD Cyber Strategy, recently transmitted to Congress, delineates the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) strategic direction in operationalizing the priorities of various national strategies, building upon the learning from cyber operations experiences and observations from the Russia-Ukraine war.  The strategy underscores the augmentation of collective cyber resilience by fostering allies and partners’ cyber […]

Intelligence Chief to Discuss Controversial Section 702 with Civil Liberties Groups

The Biden administration is facing scrutiny over the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), set to expire at the end of 2023, which allows for the collection of communications from non-U.S. individuals through U.S. systems. Despite emphasizing the tool’s importance for national security, the administration has been criticized for the […]

CIA Releases Video to Recruit Disaffected Russian Officials

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has initiated a recruitment drive targeting Russian officials, leveraging dissatisfaction stemming from the Ukraine war. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is targeting Russian officials in a recruitment drive. A video, released in Russian, urges them to “tell the truth” about a system purportedly full of deceit. The initiative […]