Posts tagged as SPY

Popular internet equipment used by Lithuanians may be used to spy and collect data

Friday, April 17, 2020

Popular internet equipment used by Lithuanians may be used to spy and collect data about them, Lithuania’s vice minister of  defence   says. Lithuania’s National Cyber Security Centre examined one of the most popular wireless routers in the country and found that it sent data to servers in Russia. “[The routers] are still widely used since they are budget-class and fairly efficient,” said Vice Defence Minister Edvinas Kerza, adding that…

Jamal Khashoggi: US spy chief given deadline to name Saudi writer’s killers

Saturday, December 14, 2019

US intelligence agencies will be given a month to make a formal declaration on whether the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was responsible for the murder of the Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi. The annual military spending bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), was passed by a large majority in the House of Representatives on Wednesday and is expected to be approved by…

Bust spies, fine Facebook, foster elves: how to counter Russia’s actions – report

Friday, December 13, 2019

From the Baltic examples of fostering local ‘elves’ and exposing Russian spies, to punishing internet giants for their inaction, a European think-tank has published a series of guidelines on how to counter Russia’s actions against Western democracies and the EU. The  guidelines   released this month by the European Values Center for Security Policy based in the Czech Republic were signed by experts from across Europe, including Lithuania. The report…

Serbian president accuses Russia of spy plot involving army

Friday, November 22, 2019

Serbia’s intelligence agencies have uncovered a Russian intelligence plot involving members of the Serbian army, President Aleksandar Vučić has said, after convening a meeting of the country’s national security council. His comments on Thursday evening came after a video was uploaded to YouTube by an anonymous user this week, showing a purported Russian spy handing over a bag of cash to another man, whose face was blurred. Serbian officials have…

Latvia’s Baltic German French spy

Thursday, November 7, 2019

It’s one hundred years since crucial battles put the fledgling Latvian state on a firmer footing, and to mark the occasion the Latvian National History Museum is staging an exhibition that tells the tales of winners of the Order of Lāčplēsis, a military award established to honor those who showed outstanding bravery in the independence struggles. The exhibition provides a timely reminder that it was not only ethnic Latvians who…

Russia moves to pardon Norwegian involved in spy swap with Lithuania

Friday, October 25, 2019

Former Norwegian border guard Frode Berg, imprisoned in Russia on spying charges, has been recommended for a presidential pardon, the Interfax news agency reports. Berg was recently named in media reports as potentially being involved in spy swap involving Lithuania, Russia and Norway. In the deal, Lithuania will release an FSB agent detained in the country, and Moscow will send back the Norwegian ex-border guard and two Lithuanians that the…

Estonian military traitor reveals Russian spy recruitment scheme

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Former Estonian army officer Deniss Metsavas, who was last year sentenced to 15 years in prison for handing Estonian and NATO secrets to Russia, has revealed to The Atlantic, how he was recruited in the first place. The American magazine wrote in an article on Wednesday, June 26, he was first approached by spy recruiters while visiting his relatives in Russia in the summer of 2007. Woman at a nightclub…

CPB is aware of spies working under protection of the Russian embassy

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Constitution Protection Bureau is aware of spies working in Latvia under protection of the Russian embassy. The bureau does not provide comments on any specific people, commenting on news that the first secretary of the Russian embassy in Latvia is also an officer of Main Headquarters of Russian Armed Forces. CPB does not provide comments on any foreign diplomats having any relation to intelligence and security services. At the same…

Spy joke

Friday, October 5, 2018

WARPED WISEMAN WONDERS: “Why is it called the Secret Service if everyone knows about it?”

NATO expresses support for UK after suspected Russian nerve gas attack

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Russia’s nerve agent attack in the United Kingdom demands a response, NATO’s top official said Thursday, but the alliance has not been asked to provide direct support as Britain continues its investigation. “I am absolutely certain the U.K. will respond, and is responding, in a measured way,” Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said during a news conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels. “I fully support that there is a need for a…