Latest Espionage News

Report says Russian hackers haven't eased spying efforts

Dec. 06, 2021 16:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The elite Russian state hackers behind last year's massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign hardly eased up this year, managing plenty of infiltrations of U.S. and allied government agencies and foreign policy think tanks with consummate craft and stealth, a leading...

Britain wants suspected Russian spy extradited from Germany

Dec. 03, 2021 09:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Friday they have received a request from Britain to approve the extradition of a suspected Russian spy who worked at the U.K.'s Embassy in Berlin. Brandenburg state prosecutor Marc Boehme confirmed a report by weekly Der Spiegel...

Pakistani activist, 3 retired officers convicted of spying

Dec. 03, 2021 09:22 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani military courts have convicted a prominent rights activist and three retired army officers on charges of espionage and sedition, sentencing them to prison terms ranging from 12 to 14 years, two security officials said Friday. The four were...

Argentine ex-president charged in sub family spying case

Dec. 01, 2021 16:27 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine President Mauricio Macri was formally charged Wednesday with illegally spying on relatives of sailors whose submarine sank in 2017, one of the most embarrassing incidents of his presidency. Judge Martín Bava's ruling of...

Turkey: opposition politician arrested for alleged espionage

Nov. 30, 2021 04:13 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have arrested a prominent member of an opposition party over accusations that he engaged in “political and military espionage,” Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. Anadolu Agency said late Monday that a court in...

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

Nov. 23, 2021 15:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. ...

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

Nov. 23, 2021 01:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA officer has spied on top soccer officials for years while working for Qatar, the tiny Arab country hosting next year’s World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Qatar sought an edge in securing hosting...

Cleaner for Israeli defense minister charged with espionage

Nov. 18, 2021 17:04 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel has charged the housekeeper for the country's defense minister with espionage for offering to spy for hackers reportedly linked to Iran, Israeli officials said Thursday. The man, identified as Omri Goren, reportedly has a criminal record...

Israeli couple is home after weeklong detention in Turkey

Nov. 18, 2021 13:33 PM EST

MODIIN, Israel (AP) — An Israeli couple held by Turkey on suspicion of espionage returned home on Thursday after they were released from a weeklong detention. Mordi and Natalie Oknin arrived in central Israel where they were greeted by family and a crowd of reporters....

Bulgaria accuses military officials of spying for Russia

Nov. 18, 2021 08:23 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian military prosecutors on Thursday indicted a group of serving and retired military officials on charges of spying for Russia. The indictment filed in a military court accuses six people of collecting and passing classified information to...