Spies http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25570/all en Child freed, kidnapper dead, in Alabama bunker drama http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/child-freed-kidnapper-dead-alabama-bunker-drama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground Alabama bunker for almost a week was rescued Monday in a raid that left the kidnapper dead, authorities said.</p> <p>The boy, who has been identified only as Ethan, was rushed to safety and is "doing fine," an FBI agent told reporters in Midland City, Alabama.</p> <p>Agents said they feared the boy was in "imminent danger" after seeing the kidnapper, retired trucker Jimmy Lee Dykes, holding a gun.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/child-freed-kidnapper-dead-alabama-bunker-drama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alabama Geography of Alabama Spies AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:30:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746124 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Fed still gauging extent of hacker breach, FBI on case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-fed-still-gauging-extent-hacker-breach-fbi-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alister Bull and Jim Finkle and Rick Rothacker</p> <p>Feb 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Thursday it was still working to determine the extent its computer systems had been breached by hackers, adding that the incident was the subject of a criminal probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-fed-still-gauging-extent-hacker-breach-fbi-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Cybercrime Hacking Politics Spies Technology US Federal Reserve Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749467 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian navy officer sentenced to 20 years for spying http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/canadian-navy-officer-sentenced-20-years-spying <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Canadian navy officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday and ordered to pay a steep fine for leaking secrets to Russia.</p> <p>Sub-Lieutenant Jeffrey Delisle pleaded guilty in October to breach of trust and passing information to a foreign government, but it is still not known what if any damage was caused to Canada or the United States by the security lapse.</p> <p>He was the first person to be charged under a new Canadian security and intelligence law, which was beefed up after the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/canadian-navy-officer-sentenced-20-years-spying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Spies AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:00:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750513 at http://www.globalpost.com Sexting and bugging revealed at the FBI -CNN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/sexting-and-bugging-revealed-at-the-fbi-cnn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 22 (Reuters) - One FBI employee was fired for sleeping with a drug dealer and lying about it under oath, while another got the boot for bugging the boss's office.</p> <p>The FBI suspended for 10 days still another employee for emailing a nude photograph of herself to her ex-boyfriend's wife - the bureau showed compassion for the woman after she sought help for depression.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/sexting-and-bugging-revealed-at-the-fbi-cnn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Double agents Labor Law Robert Hanssen Spies Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763954 at http://www.globalpost.com Whitney Houston's FBI files show fan letters, possible extortion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/whitney-houstons-fbi-files-show-fan-letters-possible-extortion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, March 4 (Reuters) - The FBI on Monday released decades-old files on late pop singer Whitney Houston, detailing letters from obsessed fans and an alleged extortion attempt investigated by the bureau.</p> <p>The 128 pages from Houston's files posted online on the FBI's website showed one fan's attention-seeking letters but did not divulge any new insights into the troubled singer's personal life.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/whitney-houstons-fbi-files-show-fan-letters-possible-extortion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Double agents Federal Bureau of Investigation Health Spies Technology Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 01:31:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773397 at http://www.globalpost.com British ex-policeman, prison officer jailed in hacking case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/ex-policeman-prison-officer-jailed-selling-stories-murdochs-sun <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Michael Holden</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Two former policemen and an ex-prison officer were jailed on Wednesday for selling stories to Rupert Murdoch's tabloid the Sun, Britain's top-selling newspaper.</p> <p>The three men were convicted as part of a wide-ranging police investigation begun two years ago into claims journalists from Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World newspaper had hacked into mobile phone voicemail messages.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/ex-policeman-prison-officer-jailed-selling-stories-murdochs-sun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal News of the World Spies Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:15:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5795429 at http://www.globalpost.com FBI interviews ex-CIA chief Petraeus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/fbi-interviews-ex-cia-chief-petraeus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FBI agents interviewed ex-CIA chief David Petraeus Friday to probe whether secret files had been passed to the woman at the center of the scandal that brought him down, USA Today reported.</p> <p>Petraeus, America's most celebrated military leader in a generation, stepped down in November as head of the spy agency after admitting to an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell.</p> <p>The move ended a storied career marked by his tenure as military commander in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/fbi-interviews-ex-cia-chief-petraeus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military personnel Spies United States AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 05:15:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5803205 at http://www.globalpost.com FBI interviews ex-CIA chief Petraeus: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/fbi-interviews-ex-cia-chief-petraeus-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> FBI agents interviewed ex-CIA chief David Petraeus Friday to probe whether secret files had been passed to the woman at the center of the scandal that brought him down, USA Today reported.</p><P>Petraeus, America's most celebrated military leader in a generation, stepped down in November as head of the spy agency after admitting to an affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell.</p><P>The move ended a storied career marked by his tenure as military commander in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.</p><P>USA Today cited a federal law enforcement official as saying that the interview at Petraeus</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/fbi-interviews-ex-cia-chief-petraeus-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military personnel Spies United States Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:47:58 +0000 Asianet 5806610 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch want 15 years for alleged spy for Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/dutch-want-15-years-alleged-spy-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch prosecutors on Tuesday asked for a 15-year jail term for a former diplomat for allegedly selling NATO military secrets to Moscow.</p> <p>Identified only as Raymond P., 61, the consular worker was arrested at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport a year ago as he was about to board a plane to Bangkok, the public prosecutor's office said.</p> <p>"The man is suspected of handing over state secrets to Russia on Russian orders, preparing state secrets, corruption, money laundering and owning a firearm," the prosecutors said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/dutch-want-15-years-alleged-spy-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Law Spies AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:31:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808248 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-KPMG auditor's lawyer says inside trader cooperating with FBI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/ex-kpmg-auditors-lawyer-says-inside-trader-cooperating-fbi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Emily Flitter</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - The man who had received inside information on Herbalife Ltd &lt;HLF.N&gt; and footwear maker Skechers USA Inc &lt;SKX.N&gt; from a senior KPMG auditor in Los Angeles is cooperating with federal investigators, the former auditor's lawyer said on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/ex-kpmg-auditors-lawyer-says-inside-trader-cooperating-fbi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hospitality Human Interest Spies Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:00:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5809971 at http://www.globalpost.com FBI to help in search for missing Tajik girls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/fbi-help-search-missing-tajik-girls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US FBI is to assist the Tajik authorities in the search for two girls missing for three weeks whose case has shocked the Central Asian state and raised fears of the existence of a child abduction racket, the US embassy said Monday.</p> <p>Malika and Sabina Aralova, two cousins, went missing in broad daylight in the capital Dushanbe while the country was celebrating the Persian New Year on March 25.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/fbi-help-search-missing-tajik-girls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Spies AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:30:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5815802 at http://www.globalpost.com US soldier jailed for trying to sell secrets to Russians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/us-soldier-jailed-trying-sell-secrets-russians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US soldier has been jailed for 16 years for attempting to sell military secrets to a woman he thought was a Russian spy, officials said Tuesday. </p> <p>Military policeman William Millay was also dishonorably discharged as part of a plea deal after admitting charges including attempted espionage and communicating national defense information.</p> <p>The 24-year-old was arrested in October 2011 after offering to sell information to a woman he knew as Natalia and believed represented the Russian government, but was in fact a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/us-soldier-jailed-trying-sell-secrets-russians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cyberwarfare Double agents Spies AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:01:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817648 at http://www.globalpost.com Range of suspects 'wide open' in Boston bombings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/range-suspects-wide-open-boston-bombings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>There have so far been no claims of responsibility for the deadly Boston bombings, and investigators are considering a wide range of suspects, the FBI said Tuesday.</p> <p>"The range of suspects remains wide open," FBI Special Agent Rick DesLauriers told a press conference in Boston, saying the probe into Monday's blasts was proceeding "methodically, carefully, yet with a sense of urgency."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/range-suspects-wide-open-boston-bombings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Double agents Federal Bureau of Investigation Spies War AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:45:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817844 at http://www.globalpost.com No claim of responsibility for Boston Marathon bombing - FBI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/no-claim-responsibility-boston-marathon-bombing-fbi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOSTON (Reuters) - No organization has claimed responsibility for the bombings at the Boston Marathon and the FBI currently has no "definitive information" on suspects, Richard DesLauriers, the agent running the investigation, said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"At this time there are no claims of responsibility. The range of suspects and motives remains wide open," said DesLauriers, the FBI special agent in charge in Boston. "We don't have any definitive information regarding a suspect or suspects. It could be a person, it could be persons."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130416/no-claim-responsibility-boston-marathon-bombing-fbi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Spies War Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:00:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5817858 at http://www.globalpost.com Range of suspects 'wide open' in Boston bombings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/range-suspects-wide-open-boston-bombings-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>There have so far been no claims of responsibility for the deadly Boston bombings, and investigators are considering a wide range of suspects, the FBI said Tuesday.</p> <p>"The range of suspects and motives remains wide open," FBI Special Agent Rick DesLauriers told a press conference, saying the probe into Monday's blasts was proceeding "methodically, carefully, yet with a sense of urgency."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130416/range-suspects-wide-open-boston-bombings-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Double agents Federal Bureau of Investigation Spies War AFP Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:46:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5817880 at http://www.globalpost.com