“A working quantum computer would open the door to easily breaking the strongest encryption tools in use today,” explains The Washington Post, which first reported the leak Thursday.
A quantum computer isn’t limited by 1s and zeros. It introduces many more levels of complexity by tapping into the weird physics of electrons, which [...]
President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil canceled her visit to President Obama. She was offended because the United States was peeking into her electronic mail. You don’t do that to a friendly country. The information, probably reliable, was provided by Edward Snowden from his refuge in Moscow.
Intrigued, I asked [...]
In March 1990, North Korea’s premier visited Damascus, and the two states signed a secret deal for military and technological cooperation that centered on the supply of Scud C missiles and launchers to Syria. In early February 1991, the first consignment of some 30 missiles was shipped to the Syrian port of Latakia. The NSA, [...]
Each year, at least $13 billion in U.S. industrial secrets are stolen, damaging the prospects of companies and sapping the strength of the American economy. Company CEOs seeking to stop the theft often blame cyberattacks from China, but the hacking may actually be covering the tracks of someone on the company’s, and China’s, payroll.
The US has been increasing air and sea reconnaissance in waters near China, a situation that Beijing regards as dangerous and harmful to the building of trust between the two nations, a senior Chinese military officer warned on Tuesday.
US surveillance activities around China are soaring, while [...]
Watch WikiSecrets, FRONTLINE’s investigation into Bradley Manning, Julian Assange and the largest intelligence breach in U.S. history, and The Private Life of Bradley Manning, a profile of the early years of the young soldier now accused of leaking more than half a million classified U.S. government documents.
Bradley Manning was sentenced [...]
Intelligence agencies in China and Russia gained access to highly classified U.S. intelligence and military information contained on electronic media held by renegade former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, according to U.S. officials.
The exact compromise of the secret data held on Snowden’s laptop computers remains unknown but is the subject of an [...]
Iran’s intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report.
The report concluded that Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security, known as MOIS, is “one of the largest and most dynamic intelligence agencies in [...]
Next time a pesky insect lands on you take a close look at it before you swat it away because you could be in for a nasty surprise.
What might appear to be a mosquito or something similar could, in fact, be a miniature spy drone which is snooping on you and being controlled by [...]
The Chinese are playing dirty in the international spy game, according to current and former intelligence officials at the highest levels of government.
“This is stealing American wealth. It’s stealing American jobs. It’s stealing American competitive advantage,” General Michael Hayden, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, said in an [...]