Poland arrests Huawei evecutive on spying charges

Poland’s counterintelligence service confirmed on Friday that a Chinese citizen suspected of spying had been arrested. Polish state media identified the suspect as Huawei’s sales director in the country. Huawei is a Chinese telecommunications company that is viewed by US government officials as a national security risk. Other countries have concerns too: It has been…

Paul Whelan: US citizen accused of spying in Russia files appeal

Moscow’s Lefortovo court received the appeal from Whelan’s lawyer on Thursday, the court’s press service told state news agency TASS on Thursday. “The lawyer’s appeal against the ruling to place Whelan in custody has been lodged with the court. The date of consideration has not been fixed,” said Yekaterina Krasnova, a spokeswoman for the court….

Drug-smuggling ex-Israeli minister gets jail time over spying for Iran

The sentence comes as Segev pleaded guilty to charges of serious espionage and passing information to an enemy. The disgraced former doctor was recruited in 2012 by Iran’s embassy in Nigeria, the Israel Security Agency (ISA) said at the time of Segev’s arrest last summer. He had relocated to Africa’s most populous nation after serving…

Russia detains US citizen on suspicion of spying

American Paul Whelan was arrested on December 28 in Moscow “while carrying out an act of espionage,” the FSB said in a statement. “The investigation department of the Federal Security Service of Russia initiated a criminal case against a US citizen under article 276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The investigation is…

German airports on alert amid spying reports at Stuttgart

Image copyright EPA Image caption The alert began at Stuttgart airport in south-west Germany Germany’s biggest airports are on alert after four suspected terrorists were spotted staking out Stuttgart airport, reports say. Police are said to be hunting for a son and father from North Rhine-Westphalia and two others seen taking photos of the airport’s…

Matthew Hedges: UAE pardons British academic charged with spying

Hedges, 31, was sentenced on Thursday after a five-minute hearing. A family spokeswoman said Hedges was forced to sign a confession in Arabic, a language Hedges does not read nor speak. Hedges is a specialist in Middle Eastern studies at the University of Durham. He was arrested on May 5 at Dubai airport, following a…

Matthew Hedges jailed for life for spying in UAE

Matthew Hedges, a specialist in Middle Eastern studies at Durham University in England, was arrested on May 5 by UAE officials as he was leaving Dubai airport after a research trip. A spokeswoman for the Hedges family said that he had been sentenced to “life in prison following a five-minute hearing in which he had…

China’s cyber spying ‘keeps a lot of US tech CEOs up at night’

Experts expect responses to come from two levels: the government in the short run and businesses in the long run. For the government, “This is a ready-made excuse on a platter to say, ‘We need to do X’ because look at the terrible things the Chinese are doing,” Scissors said. “If the president gets angry,…

China’s alleged spying on US tech ‘pretty amateurish’: Jamil Jaffer

The method allegedly used by China to view the networks of U.S. tech companies lacked complexity, according to Jamil Jaffer, a former senior advisor to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “They’re talking about putting a chip on a motherboard,” said Jaffer, founder of the National Security Institute at George Mason University. “That’s actually a pretty…

Super Micro shares plummet amid China tech spying scandal

Chris Stowers | Bloomberg | Getty Images Visitors walking past stands, including the Super Micro booth, during the Computex Taipei 2014 expo in Taiwan, June 3, 2014.  Shares of Super Micro, the small server component manufacturer cited by Bloomberg as central to a spying scandal involving China, shed more than half their market value Thursday….