Wednesday, September 2, 2015


The Czech Republic's secret service accused Russia of dispatching
an "extremely high" number of intelligence officers to its Czech Embassy
The Czech Republic Secret Service spy agency says Russia deployed an "extremely high" number of intelligence officers at its Czech Embassy last year. The increase in spying comes as relations between Russia and the West have worsened, culminating in the Ukraine crisis that began a year ago with street demonstrations against pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych.

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In Prague, it was announced that the powers of Czech intelligence services will be widened as they will be allowed to breach the tax secret and to ask for information from telecommunications operators under the legislation signed into law by President Milos Zeman.

African spy agencies in Johannesburg sent their intelligence  operatives on mission to hunt down and seize two “super-spy” surveillance machines that can access bank transactions and jam cellphone network signals. The prohibited machines are believed to be in the hands of private citizens who obtained them illegally. They are used only by security agencies.

Israeli intelligence suffers shortage of information about Gaza Strip, the Israel Defence Force (IDF) claims. The shortage affects the IDF’s ability to carry out Special Forces operations. Israel’s Walla website, which is close to the Israeli intelligence agencies, said that senior Israeli military sources believe that the disengagement with the Gaza Strip in August 2005 diminished their abilities to recruit spies in Gaza.

Chinese spy hacked into AFIO head Bowman's PC
Chinese intelligence hacked into home computer of Marion "Spike" Bowman, a top former FBI lawyer and U.S. counterintelligence official who heads an influential organization of retired American spies, the AFIO. A hacker from China penetrated his PC using an innocent-looking email last spring.

Vladimir Putin's previous life as KGB agent In East Germany
Soviet era KGB spy agency takes over modern-day Russia through President Vladimir Putin. He likes to maintain an image of a strong, intelligent and decisive leader- it stems from his 17 years spent working as a KGB (the Soviet CIA). Western experts interpret this as evidence that the Soviet era KGB, indeed, is back and led by a brilliant KGB man (Putin).

Canberra: Australian customs and immigration services were integrated with a new paramilitary-type organization called the Australian Border Security Force (ABF). ABF officers will "speak with any individual they cross paths with” over the weekend and the public was warned: “You need to be aware of the conditions of your visa; if you commit visa fraud it’s only a matter of time before you’re caught out.” Moreover, the force would target “everything from anti-social behavior to outstanding warrants,” with a particular focus on “people traveling to, from and around” the city center.

India's Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) now share their spy intel to deal with Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. The IB provided the ASIS with details of the recent Gurdaspur and Udhampur attacks during a Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism meeting between the two countries. The ASIS realizes that Australia's major threats emanate from overseas. There will be  increased co-operation on counter-terrorism such as real-time sharing of intelligence between the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), the two countries exchanged information on the threat of radicalization posed by the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

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