The intelligence agency reportedly inserted radio-transmitters into computers via spies and unwitting users to crack disconnected devices
Extraordinary scenes filmed for new documentary showing the marine mammals in their natural habitats
Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA have wounded the President almost as much as the disastrous roll-out of his healthcare reform
Gardner Hathaway was a CIA chief of counter-intelligence whose career took him to Cold War focal points ranging from Berlin to Moscow and placed him at the centre of many espionage episodes. Taciturn but courtly, "Gus" Hathaway was an undercover officer known for his mastery of espionage tradecraft and his aggressive efforts to best the KGB. "Gus was a risk-taker," said Jack Downing, a former CIA deputy director of operations. "We needed good intelligence, and we needed to be aggressive to get it. He was canny and smart."
Did they play golf in Soviet Russia? If not, then the KGB's idea of burying a secret cache in a bunker on a golf course might seem less slipshod than it did in last night's BBC2 Cold War spy thriller Legacy. After all, how was the KGB to know that British courses are full of perennially useless hackers such as myself who, when bunkered, tends to displace more sand than Lawrence of Arabia charging a Turkish goods train? I'd soon have uncovered it.
Wales praised Snowden for the care he took in the materials he leaked and described the NSA revelations as "incredibly damaging and embarrassing to the US"
Two cases in quick succession have placed US secret agents under scrutiny
Earl Browning was a counter-intelligence officer in occupied Germany after the Second World War who raised persistent but unheeded objections when the US military began using the notorious Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie as a paid informant. Browning had served in the Counter Intelligence Corps in Normandy and at the Battle of the Bulge. At war's end he was stationed in Frankfurt, monitoring intelligence activities in the US-occupied zone.
Head of human resources turned to lawyers over 'highly defamatory' claims of 'dirty tricks' operation
The heads of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ yesterday told MPs that the information leaked to the press by Edward Snowden, a former employee of the NSA, had significantly compromised their operations.
The heads of Britain’s security services left MPs in no doubt whom they blame for aiding terrorism
History has shown life isn't kind to US intelligence insiders gone rogue
Marina Litvinenko’s fight for answers over the suspicious death of her husband, Alexander, has suffered another defeat after judges refused to protect her from facing crippling costs if she loses her legal battle for a public inquiry.
Fraudsters including Armenians, Turks, Kurds, Japanese, members of al-Qa’ida and the Knights of Malta have tried to claim the money, but no one is sure who it belongs to
Writer was a canny businessman who managed to turn himself into a brand, spawning successful film and video game franchises
Glamour and gutter politics clash as four candidates vie to head the 100-year-old high-life establishment