Germany and Holland investigated Russian physicist for espionage
The German and Dutch governments allegedly joined forces to investigate a Russian supercomputer specialist, who studied in Germany and Holland, suspecting him of passing technical information to Russian intelligence. German weekly newsmagazine Der Spiegel, which published the report in its current issue, identified the physicist only as “Ivan A.” and said that the 28-year-old man was a member of a physics laboratory affiliated with the Max Planck Institute in the western German city of Bonn. According to Spiegel, Ivan A. studied in Bonn between 2009 and 2011, conducting research on quantum physics and nanophotonics, an area of study that examines the behavior of light on the nanometer scale. Much of the research in this specialized field relates to supercomputers and cutting-edge quantum computing applications.
[spoiler]O Calibre é um gestor de livros digitais para o Windows, OS X e Linux que permite organizar e-books sem ter muito trabalho.
É capaz não somente de manter tudo organizado, mas também de facilitar a busca, converter formatos, agrupar conteúdo por editoras, idiomas, autores, etc, bem como de fazer o download de toda a informação relacionada com cada livro (capas, data de publicação, ISBN, informações do goodreads, amazon, etc).
Pode sincronizar os livros digitais entre o computador e um dispositivo portátil, com suporte para todos os grandes aparelhos do género disponíveis na actualidade — inclusive smartphones e tablets com Android ou iOS.
O programa aceita uma série de formatos distintos, o que garante uma boa ferramenta para a gestão de e-books mesmo que não disponha de um leitor portátil. Isso significa que comics digitais, livros em PDF ou arquivos nos mais diversos outros formatos podem ser geridos pelo Calibre.[/spoiler]
Since the saga of Edward Snowden went public just over two years ago, I’ve had a lot to say in the media about this sensational case. That’s gotten me loads of push-back, not to mention trolling, but my take on the case — particularly that it’s a planned foreign intelligence operation that operates behind the cover of “freedom” and “civil liberties” — has increasingly become accepted by normals.
An important European security issue I’ve tried to raise awareness about for years is the nefarious role played by Iranian intelligence in Southeastern Europe, above all in Bosnia-Hercegovina. Tehran’s covert tentacles in that unfortunate country reach deep, since Iran began extending its malign influence there back in 1990, as Communism collapsed in Yugoslavia, and the mullahs dispatched spies with cash to Sarajevo to buy politicians, spread radicalism, and recruit and train terrorists. Iranian intelligence, meaning both its civilian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (VEVAK) and the paramilitary Revolutionary Guards Corps (Pasdaran), became very influential among Bosnian Muslims in the 1990’s thanks to their secret alliance with the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), which has ruled in Sarajevo for most of the post-Yugoslav period. I’ve explained this messy saga in detail in my book Unholy Terror.
Pourquoi les écoutes de la DGSE sont illégales depuis sept ans
Au quartier général de la DGSE, boulevard Mortier à Paris, la décision du Conseil constitutionnel a eu, jeudi, l’effet d’une bombe. En déclarant “contraire à la Constitution” l’article de la loi sur le renseignement pudiquement appelé “mesures de surveillance internationale”, les Sages ont tout simplement rendu illégales la quasi totalité des écoutes réalisées par le service secret français depuis 2008. Voici pourquoi.
Obrigado, [member=20642]gklimt ! Irei actualizar o segundo post com mais livros e artigos especializados (e.g. OSINT, HUMINT, SIGINT, Biografias, Análises históricas, Estudos de Intelligence) que fui recolhendo ao longo dos anos.
Thomas, Gordon - Gideon’s Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad (EPUB)
Macintyre, Ben - A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal (EPUB)
Litvinenko, Alexander; Felshtinsky, Yuri - Blowing up Russia: The Secret Plot to Bring Back KGB Terror : Acts of Terror, Abductions, and Contract Killings Organized by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (PDF)
Artigos | Análises | Manuais | Documentos Históricos adicionados:
El CESID: Historia de un intento de modernización de los Servicios de Inteligencia (PDF)
OSS - Simple Sabotage Field Manual (1944) (PDF)
MH370: US Intel Assessment Suggested That Plane Deliberately Taken Off Course, Source Says
U.S. intelligence agencies put together an assessment in the wake of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 indicating that the plane was deliberately taken off course, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
Memos confirm secret NSA deal with leading cryptography vendor
In 2007 I wrote in my “National Security Agency: The Historiography of Concealment” that America’s leading signals intelligence agency had made a secret deal with Crypto AG, a Swiss-based manufacturer of cryptographical equipment. The agreement, which lasted for much of the Cold War, allowed the NSA to read the classified messages of dozens of nations that purchased encoding equipment from Crypto AG. As I expected, the claim drew criticism from individuals connected with Crypto AG, including company scientists, who argued that the Swiss manufacturer would never have agreed to a deal that undermined its professional reputation as a trusted and neutral vendor of cryptological devices. Now, however, the BBC has revealed two recently declassified NSA memos that provide concrete proof of the deal.
[ul][li]A Comparative Study of Middle Eastern Foreign Policy: How Middle Eastern Intelligence Agencies Shape Current Events (PDF)[/li]
[li]Intelligence Analysis in Theater Joint Intelligence Centers: An Experiment in Applying Structured Methods (PDF)[/li]
[li]Essentials of Strategic Intelligence (PDF)[/li][/ul]
Exclusive: Secret NSA Map Shows China Cyber Attacks on U.S. Targets
A secret NSA map obtained exclusively by NBC News shows the Chinese government’s massive cyber assault on all sectors of the U.S economy, including major firms like Google and Lockheed Martin, as well as the U.S. government and military.
Is brother of China’s ex-chief of staff seeking to defect to the US?
A well-connected Chinese businessman, described by officials as potentially one of the most damaging defectors in the history of modern China, is reputed to have requested political asylum in the United States. Ling Wancheng, 54, is the multimillionaire brother of Ling Jihua, a close aide of China’s former premier, Hu Jintao, who rose through the ranks of the Communist Party of China to eventually lead its Central Committee’s General Office.
Gaddafi’s spy chief could be executed before revealing Libya’s terror past
A group of American, British and Irish citizens are pressuring their respective governments to prevent the impending execution of Libya’s former intelligence strongman. Abdullah al-Senussi, 65, led Libya’s intelligence services during the regime of the country’s late dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi. Last week, however, he was sentenced to death by a court in Tripoli for his role in “inciting genocide” during the 2011 civil war that toppled Gaddafi’s regime.
A junior Defence staffer allegedly took home an intelligence report and posted it online
An Australian spy agency says it has no way of knowing who has obtained a “highly sensitive” report meant for our top allies after it was allegedly leaked by a junior defence bureaucrat on an online forum.
In an embarrassing security breach, a 21-year-old Department of Defence graduate allegedly managed to download a secret Defence Intelligence Organisation assessment, burn it to a disc, take it home and post it to anonymous image-sharing forum 4chan while praising Julian Assange as his hero.
A actuação chinesa no âmbito da cyber-espionagem tem sido completamente avassaladora e, contudo, secreta.
Chegámos portanto a um momento em que, à semelhança da détente nuclear entre os Estados Unidos e a União Soviética, é necessário uma détente de cyber-espionagem, mas para a alcançar carecemos de um bufo chinês, de um Snowden chinês, de modo a equilibrar um campo no qual o sistema chinês permanece oculto.
É das matérias que mais me excitam. Mais, só segurança (forças armadas).
Pouco se sabe dos serviços chineses – o que no mundo da espionagem diz tudo. Mesmo a literatura é escassa. A espionagem clássica, o HUMINT, i.e. o emprego do agente clandestino ainda é muito usada. O recrutamento, pelo MSS, tende a ser feito nos campus das universidades militares e, no estrangeiro, dentro das comunidades, apelando mais ao patriotismo do que por chantagem. Preferem o uso de vários agentes para a mesma missão. Paulatinamente, cada um recolhe o máximo que consegue. A mesma técnica é aplicada virtualmente, com o uso de APTs.
O SIGINT parece ser limitado. Não terão a mesma capacidade que a DGSE francesa (com todos os seus territórios ultramarinos), e muito menos a da NSA ou GCHQ. As falhas ou falta de acesso são colmatadas via OSINT ou com troca de informações com outras agências: FSB/SVR/GRU da Rússia, ABIN do Brasil, ISI do Paquistão, BIN da Indonésia, etc.
The Mystery of Duqu 2.0: a sophisticated cyberespionage actor returns
Earlier this year, during a security sweep, Kaspersky Lab detected a cyber-intrusion affecting several of our internal systems.
Following this finding, we launched a large scale investigation, which led to the discovery of a new malware platform from one of the most skilled, mysterious and powerful groups in the APT world – Duqu. The Duqu threat actor went dark in 2012 and was believed to have stopped working on this project – until now. Our technical analysis indicates the new round of attacks include an updated version of the infamous 2011 Duqu malware, sometimes referred to as the stepbrother of Stuxnet. We named this new malware and its associated platform “Duqu 2.0”.