September 2017 Intelligence News
- Russia's intelligence agency arrests two for spying Press TV 29 Sep 2017 -- Russia's intelligence service has detained two citizens, including a member of the armed forces, who allegedly passed military secrets to Ukraine.
- Moscow Court Authorizes Arrest of Two Russians Suspected of Spying for Ukraine Sputnik 29 Sep 2017 -- The FSB operatives detained two Crimea's residents, suspected of collecting data on the activities of the units of Russia's Black Sea Fleet and passing it to the Ukrainian security services.
- China Claims to Have Arrested Japanese Spy Sputnik 19 Sep 2017 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry has announced the arrest of a Japanese citizen who is suspected of espionage. The arrest occurred close to the border between China and North Korea.
- How to Wage an Information War VOA 18 Sep 2017 -- "One clear lesson is that you can't fight propaganda with propaganda," says Tetiana Popova. "If you do that you lose credibility yourself and bring all facts into doubt," adds the former Ukrainian deputy minister for information policy.
- India's New Combat Intelligence Service to Track Activities in Nepal, Bhutan Sputnik 18 Sep 2017 -- The Indian government had been receiving inputs of an increased presence of Chinese and Pakistani spies in Nepal and Bhutan who could foment trouble in India with the help of local elements in those countries.
- CIA seeking authority to conduct drone attacks in Afghanistan Sputnik 16 Sep 2017 -- The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is seeking authority from the White House to carry out covert drone attacks in Afghanistan and other war zones, along with the Pentagon, which has so far the lead role for conducting such airstrikes in the country.
- Chinese man sentenced for espionage in Taiwan CNA 15 Sep 2017 -- The Taipei District Court sentenced a Chinese national Friday to 14 months in prison for violating the National Security Act.
- Tale of Two Trials: Taiwan and China Sentence Alleged Spies in The Same Week Sputnik 15 Sep 2017 -- A Taiwanese court has sentenced a Chinese man to fourteen months in prison for attempting to create spies for Beijing within the Taiwanese government. This comes just four days after China found a Taiwanese activist guilty of subversion.
- CIA Pushes to Expand Drone Strike Authority Despite Pentagon Concerns - Reports Sputnik 15 Sep 2017 -- The New York Times reported Friday that the CIA wanted to expand its authority to use drone strikes in war zones, despite concerns from the US military.
- DHS Statement on the Issuance of Binding Operational Directive 17-01 Department of Homeland Security 13 Sep 2017 -- After careful consideration of available information and consultation with interagency partners, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke today issued a Binding Operational Directive (BOD) directing Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies to take actions related to the use or presence of information security products, solutions, and services supplied directly or indirectly by AO Kaspersky Lab or related entities.
- U.S. Government Agencies Ordered To Remove Kaspersky Software RFE/RL 13 Sep 2017 -- The U.S. government has ordered all U.S. federal agencies to phase out use of Kaspersky Lab software products, citing "ties between certain Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence and other government agencies."
- Kaspersky Lab Denies Claims of Attempts to Conduct Cyberespionage Sputnik 13 Sep 2017 -- Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity firm denies accusations of attempts to conduct cyberespionage and says they are based on inaccurate assumptions of company's links to Russian authorities.
- US Orders Federal Agencies to Remove Kaspersky Products VOA 13 Sep 2017 -- U.S. security officials on Wednesday ordered government agencies to get rid of products and services from Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm.
- Top US Official: Russia 'Ever More Aggressive' in Cyberspace VOA 13 Sep 2017 -- Russia is not backing down in cyberspace, instead ramping up the pace of its operations against the United States, according to the nation's top intelligence official.
- Outgoing US Ambassador to Russia Saw Evidence Russia Hacked US Election VOA 13 Sep 2017 -- John Tefft, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Russia, says he believes Russia engaged in cyberattacks during the 2016 presidential election.
- Ads Purchased By Russian Operatives Reported To Have Actively Promoted Trump Agenda RFE/RL 13 Sep 2017 -- Ads that Russian operatives purchased on Facebook during last year's presidential election actively promoted then-Republican candidate Donald Trump's anti-immigration campaign and other conservative causes, U.S. media are reporting.
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