National Security Scenario Analysis

May 16, 2019

Cybercrime syndicate behind GozNym Banking Malware dismantled

SITUATION An international cybercrime network responsible for using malware to embezzle $100 million from banks and businesses around the globe has been taken down in a joint law enforcement operation by several European nations and the United States.Cybercrime syndicate According to reports, ten individuals from Russia, Eastern Europe, and former...

 

May 14, 2019

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia oil stations attacked by armed drones

SITUATION Saudi Arabia officials confirmed that explosives-laden drones had hit two oil pumping stations in the Riyadh region, calling the attack “an act of terrorism” that targeted global oil supplies. The attack came just two days after Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arabia Emirates.Riyadh...

 

May 9, 2019

Montenegro Coup attempt : 2 Russian spies among 13 sentenced

SITUATION A Montenegro court on Thursday sentenced two Russian military intelligence operatives and 11 others to up to 15 years in prison for plotting to overthrow the country’s government and prevent it from joining NATO. The two Russians, identified as Eduard Shishmakov and Vladimir Popov, were tried in absentia and...

 

May 2, 2019

Jerry Chun Shing Lee: Ex-CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Spying for China

Jerry Chun Shing Lee SITUATION A former CIA case officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of conspiring to deliver top-secret national defense information to China’s intelligence agencies in exchange for money and unlawful retention of classified information. Jerry Chun Shing Lee said, “I conspired...

 

April 29, 2019

UAE spy suspect committed suicide in Turkish prison

UAE UAE SITUATION A suspected UAE spy held by Turkey has committed suicide by hanging himself in prison. The suspect, named as Zaki Y. M. Hasan was found hanging from the bathroom door in his one-person cell in Silivri prison by guards who arrived to give him food on Sunday...