Iran hangs two over spying for Israel, US

Mohammad Heydari was convicted of "receiving payment to provide intelligence on various security issues and national secrets in repeated meetings with the Mossad", Israel's intelligence agency, a statement said.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 6:44am

Russia scorns 'clumsy' spying after alleged CIA agent's arrest in Moscow

Supected US agent Ryan Fogle in Russian custody. Photo: AFP

Russia yesterday accused the US of "crude and clumsy" spying on its territory after a suspected CIA agent was caught in Moscow seeking to recruit an agent while disguised in a blonde wig.

16 May 2013 - 2:39am

Researcher left suicide notes, Singapore inquest told

Rick Todd (second, right) and his wife Mary, talk to reporters after the first of the inquiry into the death of their son, Shane. Photo: AFP

A US hi-tech researcher whose family claims he was murdered in Singapore was under treatment for depression and left suicide notes before he was found hanged, a public inquiry was told yesterday.

14 May 2013 - 2:20am

PLA condemns US as 'the real hacking empire'

US computer security company, Mandiant, traced hacking attacks to an office in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

Beijing branded the United States the "real hacking empire" yesterday and accused it of sowing discord between China and its neighbours.

The rebuke was issued after the Pentagon said Beijing was using espionage to fuel its military modernisation.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Australia smashes South Korea spy ring

A South Korean spy ring has been uncovered in Australia trying to cultivate public servants to obtain trade secrets, but officials insisted relations with Seoul remained robust. The Sydney Morning Herald said previously suppressed details revealed that South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) had sought "to obtain sensitive information" on trade talks between Canberra and Seoul.

3 May 2013 - 1:12am

Light jail terms for GM pair over theft of hybrid technology

Yu Qin and Shanshan Du

A former General Motors engineer convicted of stealing thousands of pages of hybrid technology was sentenced to just a year and a day in jail, far below the punishment sought by the government in a case that involved her husband and an alleged scheme to take the trade secrets to China.

3 May 2013 - 3:48am

US filmmaker charged, ex-general held in Venezuela

Filmmaker Timothy Tracy. Photo: AP

The federal prosecutor’s office said Timothy Tracy, 35, of West Hollywood, California, was charged with crimes including conspiracy, association for criminal purposes and use of a false document.

28 Apr 2013 - 12:32pm

Former Hong Kong diplomat jailed 12 years for spying

Dutch diplomat Raymond Poeteray and his wife Meta. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A former Hong Kong-based diplomat has been jailed for 12 years for selling hundreds of sensitive military documents to Russia intelligence - including Nato's activities in Afghanistan and Libya. Ex-Dutch foreign service employee Raymond Poeteray - who worked at the consulate in Hong Kong between 2004 and 2008 - "perturbed and undermined the interests of the Netherlands and its allies", the court in The Hague said in a statement yesterday.

24 Apr 2013 - 4:02am

Former Dutch diplomat based in Hong Kong faces 15 years' jail for spying

Raymond Poeteray

A former Hong Kong-based diplomat accused of selling state secrets to Russia has been described as "the biggest Dutch spy in recent history'' by prosecutors in the The Hague.

14 Apr 2013 - 10:59am

Ex-Dutch envoy accused of spying for Russia in Hong Kong goes on trial

Raymond Poeteray is linked to Russian spy Anna Chapman.

The former Dutch foreign service employee, Raymond Poeteray, worked at the consulate in Hong Kong between 2004 and 2008. He faces charges of passing state secrets to Russian secret service SVR - the successor to the KGB - as well as bribery, laundering more than HK$870,000 and possession of a firearm.

7 Apr 2013 - 6:47am

US jails Chinese engineer for taking files on missile guidance system to China

US jails Chinese engineer for taking files on missile guidance system to China

Measured in millimetres, the tiny device was designed to allow drones, missiles and rockets to hit targets without satellite guidance. An advanced version was being developed secretly for the United States military by a small firm and L-3 Communications, a major defence contractor.

27 Mar 2013 - 3:47am

Friends rally to dispel 'Chinese spy' claims against ex-Nasa contractor

Jiang Bo was arrested on Saturday on a plane bound for Beijing. Photo: Screenshot from media reports

Days after Jiang Bo, a Chinese national who worked at Nasa’s Langley Research Center, was arrested on a plane bound for Beijing and charged with lying to US authorities, his friends are protesting what they call “unfair media coverage” that paints him into

21 Mar 2013 - 6:12pm 3 comments

Tragic tale reveals cold-war spies' theft of children's identities

The spy Jerzy Kaczmarek (left) and the real Janusz Arnoldt.

The details have come to light in a German documentary that tells the tragic story of a Polish man whose identity was assumed by a spy for the Polish secret service who infiltrated West Germany's civil service and remained active there for years.

11 Mar 2013 - 9:47am

North Korean spy receives four-year jail sentence

Kim Jong-nam, the eldest son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, in 2010, was the target of a hit-and-run plot. Photo: AFP

A South Korean court handed down a four-year jail sentence on Wednesday to a convicted North Korean spy who was involved in a bid to maim the eldest son of the North’s late leader Kim Jong-il.

The unidentified spy had arrived in South Korea in March posing as a refugee who had fled the communist North via China, the court heard.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Russia frees physicist convicted of spying for China

Professor Valentin Danilov in 2003. Photo: AFP

Russia released a physicist who spent eight years in a Siberian prison on charges of spying for China in what supporters maintain was a wrongful conviction motivated by Soviet-style paranoia.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am