Beer rating app reveals homes and identities of spies and military bods

A beer and pub-rating app built off the back of Foursquare’s location-tracking API poses a risk to the security of military and intelligence personnel, according to legendary OSINT website Bellingcat. Untappd ‘has over eight million mostly European and North American Read More …

Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources

As far back as late November, U.S. intelligence officials were warning that a contagion was sweeping through China’s Wuhan region, changing the patterns of life and business and posing a threat to the population, according to four sources briefed on Read More …

Government information sharing efforts remain a mixed bag

The rollout of a new tool in 2017 has improved information sharing across the federal government, but other once-promising programs are withering on the vine, according to an audit released Dec. 19. An unclassified joint report by Inspectors General from the Office Read More …

NSA to establish a defense-minded division named the Cybersecurity Directorate

The National Security Agency announced today plans to establish a new defense-minded cyber-security division that will focus on defending the US against foreign cyber-threats. This new division, which will be named the Cybersecurity Directorate, will become operational on October 1, Read More …

3 Ways Threat Intelligence Strengthens the American Intelligence Community

“The strategic environment is changing rapidly, and the United States faces an increasingly complex and uncertain world in which threats are becoming ever more diverse and interconnected,” the report notes. “We face significant changes in the domestic and global environment; Read More …

Ex-US Air Force intelligence officer charged with spying for Iran

U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged former Air Force intelligence officer Monica Witt with helping Iran launch a cyber-spying operation that targeted her former colleagues after she defected from the United States. The U.S. Justice Department said Witt, 39, assembled dossiers Read More …

Iraqi scientist says he helped ISIS make chemical weapons

In the weeks after his city fell to the Islamic State, Iraqi scientist Suleiman al-Afari sat in his deserted government office and waited for the day when the terrorists would show up. The black-clad militants who had seized Mosul in Read More …

Coming soon: Better collaboration, sharing with U.S. allies, IC CIO Sherman says

The U.S. intelligence community is working to improve collaboration and communication with its Five Eyes allies and beyond. Intelligence community CIO John Sherman plans “in just a couple weeks” to convene CIOs from Five Eyes allied nations — Australia, Canada, New Read More …