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Vast majority of global cyber-espionage emanates from China, report finds

Cyber Spies - Washington Post

Analyses of hundreds of documented data breaches found that hackers affiliated with the Chinese government were by far the most energetic and successful cyberspies in the world last year, according to a report to be issued Tuesday by government and industry investigators.


Report: US likely created computer viruses for espionage, warfare

Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the United States may have developed three previously unknown computer viruses for use in espionage operations or cyber warfare.


Chinese entities world's biggest economic spies: Pentagon

The Pentagon said on Friday it believes China spent up to $180 billion on its military buildup last year, a far higher figure than acknowledged by Beijing, and it accused "Chinese actors" of being the world's biggest perpetrators of economic espionage.


Report: Iran to spare American's life

American Spy in Iran

An Iranian court has canceled the death sentence for an American accused of espionage in Iran, a semi-official news agency there reported Monday.


Cyber attacks could wreck world oil supply

Oil Supply

Hackers are bombarding the world's computer controlled energy sector, conducting industrial espionage and threatening potential global havoc through oil supply disruption.


U.S. hikers jailed in Iran could soon be freed

U.S. hikers jailed in Iran could soon be freed

Two Americans convicted in Iran of espionage and illegally crossing over the nation's border could be freed if they pay $500,000 each in bail, an attorney for the men says.


Ex-Scientist Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

Ex-Scientist Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

A former government space scientist pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of attempted espionage for trying to sell classified information to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Israeli spy.


Iran sentences U.S. hikers to eight years in prison

Iran sentences U.S. hikers to eight years in prison

The two U.S. hikers detained for two grueling years in Iran on spying charges have been sentenced to eight years in prison, state-run TV reported Saturday. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer each received five years for espionage -- specifically "cooperating with the American intelligence service" -- and three years for illegal entry, the IRINN reported, quoting an "informed" judiciary source.


Lawyer: 2 Americans held in Iran could be released

Lawyer: 2 Americans held in Iran could be released

The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran on charges of espionage says his clients could be released after a court hearing slated for Sunday.


Assange gains influential defenders

The predominant consensus in official Washington that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should eventually stand trial here on espionage charges is not likely to change anytime soon. But three influential voices are now saying publicly what many others say privately: that blame should be focused on leakers, not Assange, who after all was merely the middleman for the handful of newspapers and magazines that were given first crack at classified military and diplomatic documents.


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