September 2022 Intelligence News
- Greetings to the 18th session of the Council of Heads of the CIS security and intelligence agencies President of Russia 30 Sep 2022 -- Vladimir Putin sent a message of greetings to the participants in the 18th session of the Council of Heads of the CIS member countries' security and intelligence agencies.
- Six Russian Diplomats Expelled From Montenegro Amid Espionage Probe RFE/RL 30 Sep 2022 -- Montenegro on September 29 ordered the expulsion of six Russian diplomats who worked for the Russian Embassy in Podgorica amid an investigation into alleged spying.
- Major in the United States Army and a Maryland Doctor Facing Federal Indictment for Allegedly Providing Confidential Health Information to a Purported Russian Representative to Assist Russia Related to the Conflict In Ukraine DoJ - US Attorney's Office - Maryland 29 Sep 2022 -- A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Anna Gabrielian, age 36, and her husband, Jamie Lee Henry, age 39, both of Rockville, Maryland, with conspiracy and for the disclosure of individually identifiable health information ("IIHI"), related to their efforts to assist Russia in connection with the conflict in Ukraine. The indictment was returned on September 28, 2022 and unsealed today upon the arrest of the defendants.
- U.S. Charges Former Army Officer, Wife With Conspiracy Over Medical Data Leaks RFE/RL 29 Sep 2022 -- A former U.S. Army officer and his wife have been criminally charged by the U.S. Justice Department for allegedly plotting to leak sensitive health-care data about military patients to Russia.
- Former NSA Employee Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges US Dept. of Justice 29 Sep 2022 -- A Colorado Springs man will make his initial appearance in federal court today on charges that he attempted to transmit classified National Defense Information (NDI) to a representative of a foreign government.
- Meeting with the heads of security agencies and intelligence services of the CIS countries President of Russia 29 Sep 2022 -- The President met with the heads of the delegations to the 18th session of the Meeting of the Heads of Security Agencies and Intelligence Services of the Commonwealth of Independent States Member States, via videoconference.
- Putin grants Russian citizenship to Snowden, who exposed US surveillance Press TV 27 Sep 2022 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree granting Russian citizenship to US whistleblower Edward Snowden, who exposed mass spying by the US National Security Agency and then sought refuge in Russia.
- Former Army Reservist Convicted of Acting Within the United States as an Unregistered Agent of the People's Republic of China US Dept. of Justice 27 Sep 2022 -- A federal jury convicted a Chinese national and former Army Reservist yesterday for acting within the United States as an illegal agent of the People's Republic of China.
- China discloses more evidence of cyber attacks by U.S. security agency PLA Daily 27 Sep 2022 -- China on Tuesday released a new investigation report in which it said further evidence has been found to show the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is behind "thousands of cyber attacks" on a Chinese university.
- Russia Expels Japanese Diplomat On Espionage Accusation RFE/RL 27 Sep 2022 -- Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has said that it detained and ordered the expulsion of a Japanese diplomat in the eastern city of Vladivostok for suspected espionage after the consul allegedly sought "restricted" information.
- VANDENBERG'S FINAL DELTA IV HEAVY LAUNCHED TODAY Vanderberg SFB 24 Sep 2022 -- Team Vandenberg launched a National Reconnaissance Office mission (NROL-91) aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex-6 Saturday, Sept. 24, at 3:25 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
- Justice Department Resumes Probe of Trump Documents VOA 22 Sep 2022 -- Paused by a recent court ruling, the Justice Department investigation into whether former president Donald Trump illegally kept classified government documents at his Florida residence is back on track.
- FBI report of a Chinese agent working at Twitter sparks calls for government action Radio Free Asia 18 Sep 2022 -- Chinese rights activists overseas have told RFA that they are concerned but unsurprised at recent allegations that an agent of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was working at Twitter, saying such infiltration is part of Beijing's global influence operation.
- China runs illegal police operations on foreign soil via 'overseas service centers' Radio Free Asia 16 Sep 2022 -- China is carrying out illegal, transnational policing operations across five continents, targeting overseas critics of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for harassment, threats against their families back home and "persuasion" techniques to get them to go back, according to a recent report.
- Privacy Threatened as More Governments Use Spyware to Monitor Their People VOA 16 Sep 2022 -- A U.N. report warns the right to privacy is under siege as an increasing number of governments are using spyware to keep tabs on their people.
- Taiwan man indicted over alleged illegal business for Chinese firm CNA 13 Sep 2022 -- A Taiwan national has been charged for allegedly engaging in business activities for a Chinese semiconductor firm without regulatory approval, according to prosecutors in Taipei on Tuesday.
- U.S. Says Russia Has Spent $300 Million To Influence Elections In Dozens Of Countries RFE/RL 13 Sep 2022 -- Russia has covertly spent more than $300 million since 2014 on efforts to influence politicians and other officials in more than two dozen countries, the U.S. State Department alleged on September 13.
- Exclusive: 'Concealed, adaptable' weapon of NSA's cyberattack on leading Chinese aviation university exposed Global Times 13 Sep 2022 -- A "concealed and adaptable" weapon used by US' intelligence center National Security Agency (NSA) to launch a cyberattack on the email system of Northwestern Polytechnical University in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province - well-known for its aviation, aerospace and navigation studies - was captured by Chinese cybersecurity experts, the Global Times learned from a source on Tuesday.
- Trump Lawyers Oppose Letting FBI Use Seized Classified Documents VOA 12 Sep 2022 -- Former President Donald Trump's attorneys asked a U.S. judge on Monday to deny the Justice Department access to the more than 100 classified documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida as part of an investigation into his handling of government records.
- Mossad Head Claims to Have Prevented Dozens of Iranian Attacks on Israelis Abroad Sputnik 12 Sep 2022 -- Israel has thwarted dozens of terrorist attacks allegedly planned by Iran on Israeli citizens and Jewish communities around the world, the head of the Israeli Secret Intelligence Service (Mossad), David Barnea. said on Monday.
- Ukraine, US increased intelligence-sharing prior to counteroffensive: NYT Press TV 12 Sep 2022 -- The United States stepped up intelligence-sharing with Ukraine ahead of "Kiev's counteroffensive" against Russian forces in the east, a new US report says.
- Iran condemns fresh U.S. sanctions against its intelligence ministry People's Daily 11 Sep 2022 -- Iran on Saturday condemned the new U.S. sanctions against its intelligence ministry, which has been accused of launching an alleged cyber attack on Albania.
- Iran condemns US move to recurrently sanction Iranian Intelligence Ministry IRNA 10 Sep 2022 -- The spokesman for Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the United States' frequent sanctioning of Iran's Ministry of Intelligence.
- Iran condemns US sanctions against Intelligence Ministry Press TV 10 Sep 2022 -- The spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry has condemned the United State's move to impose sanctions against the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and its minister.
- Mossad Director David Barnea Updates Prime Minister Yair Lapid on his Security and Diplomatic Meetings in the US Israel - Prime Minister 08 Sep 2022
- Justice Department, Trump to Make Recommendations for Arbiter in Documents Case VOA 09 Sep 2022 -- The U.S. Justice Department and attorneys for former President Donald Trump have submitted a list of potential candidates who could serve the role of a "special master" to review materials seized from Trump's Florida residence.
- Top US Intelligence Official Sees Ukraine as Putin's 'Failure' VOA 08 Sep 2022 -- A top U.S. intelligence official says it looks like the invasion of Ukraine could become one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most significant and enduring blunders.
- Trump Documents Probe: US Appealing Special Master Ruling VOA 09 Sep 2022 -- The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge Thursday to suspend parts of her recent order authorizing the appointment of a special master for materials seized from former President Donald Trump's Florida residence and prohibiting prosecutors from viewing classified documents while an independent review is conducted.
- Trump kept foreign nuclear secrets at Mar-A-Lago residence: Report Press TV 07 Sep 2022 -- The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) found material on nuclear capabilities of an unnamed foreign country among the documents it seized from former US President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida, a report has revealed.
- Report: Document at Trump Resort Included Information About Foreign Government's Nuclear Capabilities VOA 07 Sep 2022 -- The Washington Post reported Tuesday that among the documents found by FBI agents at former U.S. President Donald Trump's Florida resort last month was one describing another country's military defenses, including its nuclear capabilities.
- U.S. judge orders appointment of special master to review materials seized from Trump's Mar-a-Lago People's Daily 06 Sep 2022 -- A federal judge on Monday granted former U.S. President Donald Trump's request to appoint a "special master" to review materials that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents seized from his Mar-a-Lago residence last month.
- In Trump Documents Case, What Is a Special Master? VOA 06 Sep 2022 -- Legal experts are assessing the impact of a federal judge's decision Monday to order the appointment of a "special master" to determine whether any of the documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Florida home are protected by attorney-client privilege or executive privilege.
- China strongly condemns U.S. cyber attacks on China's Northwestern Polytechnical University People's Daily 06 Sep 2022 -- China strongly condemns the cyber attacks launched by the United States on China's Northwestern Polytechnical University, and urges the U.S. side to offer an explanation and immediately stop its unlawful moves, Foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said Monday.
- Enemies threat navigation by small espionage units: Iranian commander IRNA 05 Sep 2022 -- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said on Monday that the enemies threaten navigation by deploying small espionage units in their latest attempt to compensate for the reduction in their forces in the Middle East.
- US Judge Approves Independent Review of Documents Found at Trump Estate VOA 05 Sep 2022 -- A U.S. federal judge Monday approved former President Donald Trump's request to have an independent special master appointed to review thousands of pages of national security documents and other materials seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida to determine whether some of them should be returned to him.
- Beijing: US has conducted 'tens of thousands' of cyberattacks against China Press TV 05 Sep 2022 -- China has condemned the United States for carrying out "tens of thousands" of cyberattacks against it and stealing troves of sensitive data in recent years.
- FBI found 48 empty folders with classified markings in Trump's house Press TV 03 Sep 2022 -- An FBI search of former US President Donald Trump's residence in Florida last month retrieved four dozen empty folders with classified markings, raising speculation about whether the former president is in possession of or has destroyed the documents.
- US Judge Unseals Detailed Inventory of Items Seized from Trump Home VOA 02 Sep 2022 -- A U.S. judge on Friday unsealed a detailed list of government documents and other items seized from former President Donald Trump's Florida estate last month.
- US Judge Defers Ruling on Appointing Special Master for Trump Records VOA 01 Sep 2022 -- A federal judge on Thursday deferred a ruling on former President Donald Trump's request for an independent review of records seized from his Florida home by the FBI during a search last month.
- US Judge to Consider Special Master in Trump Records Case VOA 01 Sep 2022 -- Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department and former President Donald Trump are due to appear at a hearing Thursday as a federal judge considers whether to appoint a special master to review materials the FBI seized from Trump's Florida home.
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