Officials: China Suspected of US Data Breach Affecting Millions

The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach, suspected to have originated in China, involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records, U.S. officials said Thursday. Read more

NY – Monroe Post Office To Be Named For Fallen Jewish CIA Officer

MONROE, N.Y. — An Orange County post office is being named in honor of a hometown hero who was killed while serving as a CIA officer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more

Ex-CIA Officer Jailed For 3.5 Years In Iran Leaks Case

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — A former CIA officer has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Read more

Ex-CIA No. 2 Says US Didn’t See Al Qaeda Boost Coming

A forthcoming book by the former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency argues that the U.S. underestimated Al Qaeda’s ability to regain its former strength following the killing of Usama bin Laden in 2011. Read more

Revealed: Spy Eli Cohen Had Help From CIA, Syrian Agents

Eli Cohen, who infiltrated the highest echelons of Syria and was executed after his capture, is remembered by Israel and the world as the greatest Israeli spy. Read more

NYT: Afghanistan Gave CIA Money To Al-Qaida For Diplomat’s Ransom

About $1 million provided by the CIA to a secret Afghan government fund ended up in the hands of Al-Qaida in 2010 when it was used to pay a ransom for an Afghan diplomat, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Read more

CIA ‘Tried To Crack Security of Apple Devices’

The CIA led sophisticated intelligence agency efforts to undermine the encryption used in Apple phones, as well as insert secret surveillance back doors into apps, top-secret documents published by the Intercept online news site have revealed. Read more