Moles in US Navy helped defense contractor bilk government

Takeaway point: “Affidavits filed by investigators demonstrate how easy it was for a foreign contractor to allegedly pry loose secrets from the Navy with age-old temptations: sex and money.” (Washington Post) For the past four years, Navy officials strongly suspected they were being ripped off by a major defense contractor that resupplied ships and submarines […]

Industrial Espionage Threats to Companies Originate from Within

Take-away quote: “There is only one serious way to defend yourself against espionage activity: Awareness, awareness, awareness.”–Michel Juneau-Katsuya This is why DICE presentations are so important to your company or organization. I provide to your employees Awareness, Awareness, Awareness. Contact me – – – – – – (ThomasNet) The former president of a transportation company in […]

Former Lilly employees accused of selling secrets to Chinese company

TheIndyChannel Indianapolis – Two former Eli Lilly and Company employees are accused of stealing millions of dollars’ worth of secret research data about key drugs and funneling the information to a Chinese company. Federal prosecutors say Guoqing Cao and Shuyu Li were senior researchers at Lilly who also had ties to a major Chinese drug […]

Discovery of Russian spy in Canadian navy set off sabotage fears

(Toronto Star) The discovery of a Russian spy in the ranks of Canada’s military sparked a cyber search to discover whether he had sabotaged government computers with a virus, the Star has learned. And in the wake of the serious spy incident that cost Canada credibility with its allies, top officers concluded the Defence Department’s security […]

Trial begins in Norfolk for ex-sailor accused of spying for Russians

  (Virginia-Pilot) The trial of a former sailor charged with trying last year to give “top secret” information to Russian agents began today in U.S. District Court. Defense attorneys for Robert P. Hoffman II asked the court for a postponement, noting the publication this month in The Virginian-Pilot of a 12-part series about the John Walker […]

Scientist and wife plead guilty to espionage involving nuclear weapons

(Examiner) Two contract workers for a U.S. nuclear facility pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico on Friday to espionage charges involving classified nuclear weapons information, according to Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin. Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Argentina, and Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, a U.S. citizen, […]

US Army Major convicted of espionage for Cambodia

(HawaiiNewsNow)  A military jury has found a Schofield Barracks officer guilty of illegally possessing and passing classified national defense information. Military prosecutors say Army Maj. Seivirak Inson, 43,  attempted to hand over a number of military secrets to members connected to the Cambodian government between 2009 and 2012. Prosecutors say that Inson — who is of […]

Update on NASA Chinese Contractor Case

U.S. Finds Porn Not Secrets on Suspected China Spy’s PC (Business Week) A Chinese research scientist suspected of spying on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – — and pulled from a plane in March as he was about to depart for China — is set to plead to a misdemeanor charge of violating agency […]

Insider Threat: Soldier Receives 16-Year Sentence for Attempted Espionage

FBI: A 22-year-old military police officer in Alaska has been sentenced to a 16-year jail term in connection with his efforts to sell classified documents to a person he believed was a Russian intelligence officer. In 2011, William Millay was stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson near Anchorage when he began to talk to—and solicit help from—other […]

DIA intel analyst Ana Montes: Cuban Spy

A Most Dangerous Spy By Jim Popkin / Special to The Washington Post Published: April 27. 2013 4:00AM PST WASHINGTON — Ana Montes has been locked up for a decade with some of the most frightening women in America. Once a highly decorated U.S. intelligence analyst with a two-bedroom co-op in Washington, Montes today lives in a two-bunk cell in […]