April 2017 Intelligence News
- China convicts detained American woman with espionage Press TV 26 Apr 2017 -- An American businesswoman from Houston, Texas, has been sentenced in China to three and half years in prison and deportation on spying charges.
- NSA breached money-transfer system in Middle East and Latin America Press TV 15 Apr 2017 -- The US National Security Agency has compromised users of a major international money-transfer system used by some financial institutions and banks in the Middle East and Latin America, a group of hackers says.
- NSA 'Penetrating SWIFT Network' May 'Compromise' Global Financial System Sputnik 15 Apr 2017 -- The hacking group, namely Shadow Brokers, has released a data trove allegedly showing that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had penetrated the SWIFT banking network and monitored a number of Middle Eastern banks.
- Director Pompeo Delivers Remarks at CSIS Central Intelligence Agency 13 Apr 2017 -- Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
- CIA Chief Says Wikileaks Was Used By Russian Military Intelligence RFE/RL 13 Apr 2017 -- The director of the CIA has lashed out at Wikileaks and its founder, accusing the organization of being a "hostile intelligence agency" that was used by Russian military intelligence to meddle in the U.S. presidential election.
- New CIA Director Labels WikiLeaks 'Non-State Hostile Intelligence Service' VOA 13 Apr 2017 -- The new U.S. spy chief blasted the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks in his first public comments, labeling it a hostile intelligence organization out to damage the United States as much as any terrorist organization.
- UK Intel First Detected Alleged Ties Between Trump's Team, Moscow - Reports Sputnik 13 Apr 2017 -- The United Kingdom's intelligence organization was the first to spot alleged ties between the US President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russian intelligence, the Guardian newspaper reported Thursday.
- Trump Adviser Page: 'I Wasn't a Foreign Agent' VOA 12 Apr 2017 -- Carter Page, an adviser to then-presidential candidate Donald Trump whose communications were reportedly monitored under an FBI-obtained court order, denied Wednesday that he'd worked for the Russians.
- Sorting Out US Surveillance Methods, Laws VOA 12 Apr 2017 -- There is heightened interest in intelligence surveillance involving American citizens after a report that the FBI obtained a secret court order last year, months before the U.S. election, to monitor the communications of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
- FBI Reportedly Monitored Trump Campaign Adviser For Russia Contacts RFE/RL 11 Apr 2017 -- The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of an adviser to Donald Trump during his campaign for president, the Washington Post reported on April 11.
- India Warns Pakistan Spy Case Could Impact Ties VOA 11 Apr 2017 -- India has warned Pakistan to consider the consequences on bilateral relations if a death sentence handed to a former naval officer by a Pakistani military court is carried out and said it will do "whatever it takes" to ensure justice for him.
- Pakistani military court hands down death penalty to alleged Indian spy Press TV 10 Apr 2017 -- A Pakistani military court has handed down death sentence to an Indian man for his alleged involvement in espionage and sabotage activities.
- Pakistan Awards Death Sentence to Alleged Indian Spy Sputnik 10 Apr 2017 -- Pakistan has awarded the death penalty to alleged Indian spy, Commander Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel, for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.
- Pakistan Sentences Suspected Indian Spy to Death VOA 10 Apr 2017 -- A military court in Pakistan has sentenced an alleged Indian spy to death on charges of "espionage and sabotage" activities against the country, a rare move likely to fuel bilateral tensions.
- Materials Viewed by Nunes Available to US House Int'l Committee - Schiff Sputnik 06 Apr 2017 -- The documents seen by US House of Representatives chairman at the White House have now been made available to the rest of the Committee, ranking member Adam Schiff told reporters on Thursday.
- Embattled U.S. Congressman Steps Aside From Russia Probe RFE/RL 06 Apr 2017 -- The head of the Intelligence Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has said he will temporarily step aside from his role leading the committee's investigation of Russia's alleged involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
- US House Intel Committee Chairman Nunes Temporarily Steps Down From Russia Probe Sputnik 06 Apr 2017 -- US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has temporarily stepped down from the probe into President Donald Trump administration's alleged ties with Russia.
- Nunes to Step Down From Russia Hacking Investigation VOA 06 Apr 2017 -- The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes says he is temporarily stepping down from the panel's investigation into alleged Russian hacking during the 2016 election campaign, after ethical complaints were lodged against him.
- Germany investigates 20 suspected of spying for Turkey Press TV 06 Apr 2017 -- German prosecutors have launched an investigation into a case involving 20 people suspected of spying for Turkey on alleged followers of a cleric whom Ankara blames for the last year coup attempt.
- Germany Opens Probe Into Spying by Turkish Nationals on Gulen's Followers Sputnik 06 Apr 2017 -- German authorities have opened an investigation into 20 Turkish nationals who are suspected of conducting espionage activities on followers of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen in Germany, local media reported Thursday.
- U.S. Deports Russian In 2015 Spy Case That Continues To Reverberate RFE/RL 05 Apr 2017 -- U.S. authorities have deported a man convicted of working as an unregistered Russian government agent, in a case that has shed light on Russian intelligence operations in the United States.
- Trump's ex-campaign adviser met with Russian spy in 2013 Press TV 04 Apr 2017 -- US President Donald Trump's foreign policy adviser during his election campaign met with a Russian intelligence operative in 2013 and provided him documents about the energy industry, according to a FBI court filing.
- Germany Launches Spying Probe Into Turkish Religious Official Sputnik 01 Apr 2017 -- German prosecutors are looking into Halife Keskin, a top official at Turkey's state-run religious affairs agency Diyanet, on suspicion his agency was spying on ethnic Turks in Germany, a local newspaper reported Friday.
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