espionage

CIA officer from bin Laden hunt to lead Havana Syndrome probe as cases rise

Enlarge / Picture of the US embassy in Havana, taken on October 3, 2017. Getty | YAMIL LAGE An undercover Central Intelligence Agency officer who helped hunt down Osama bin Laden will now lead the agency task force charged with investigating the mysterious health incidents that continue to plague US personnel, according to a report …

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Russia’s GRU hackers hit US government and energy targets

Enlarge / The FBI notified organizations in May that Russia’s elite hackers had targeted them. The campaign likely remains ongoing. Natalia Koleskinova | Getty Images Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency has carried out many of the most aggressive acts of hacking in history: destructive worms, blackouts, and—closest to home for Americans—a broad hacking-and-leaking operation designed …

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DOJ: Chinese hackers stole “hundreds of millions of dollars” of secrets

Enlarge / The Department of Justice seal as seen during a press conference in December 2019. Samuel Corum | Getty Images Two state-sponsored hackers in China targeted US businesses in a “sophisticated and prolific threat” for more than 10 years, both for financial gain and to steal trade secrets, the Department of Justice said today. …

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