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BBC Security Correspondent. Author: 'Russians Among Us' ' and 'Secret Pigeon Service', 'Intercept/Cyberspies' and 'MI6' - views my own https://t.co/csP9nB47CN

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New - Govt confirms review into Huawei's role in 5G by @NCSC - says looking into impact of new US sanctions which l… https://t.co/KjoPATvEhE @spyhistory @SiPostie @CIA As well as my book on Operation Columba in WW2, this article looks at recently declassif… https://t.co/JEx2sBbh56
5/24
2020
Seventy five years on the fake document that led to the Nazi SS leader's capture is revealed ...and the story of ho… https://t.co/R46xLkU6xy
5/23
2020
Interesting comments from PM in response to a question on Huawei and supply chain - says MP "right to be concerned"… https://t.co/Dkzm4HPmWq"The ghosts of Russian intelligence: the challenges and evolution of Russia’s illegals program" - a long essay revi… https://t.co/uX8hLWp5Uv
5/20
2020
Bill Evanina to ‘lead all intelligence-based threat briefings to candidates, campaigns’ - random fact on Evanina (f… https://t.co/XAxEtfRKB5
5/15
2020
Greatly enjoyed @RidT's 'Active Measures', a meticulously-researched & thoughtful new book on the history of disinf… https://t.co/0wIiBmznRF
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5/14
2020
FBI and CISA launch widely trailed warning about Chinese cyber spies targeting Covid research. On May 5 UK and US i… https://t.co/ZYsaiiLCco
5/13
2020
Superb, searingly honest long piece on ⁦@MalwareTechBlog⁩ By ⁦@a_greenberg⁩ including a great line on his mother’s… https://t.co/biSDHZoZo6
5/12
2020
One lesson from reporting the terror alert experience it is that it is no good publicising changing levels unless i… https://t.co/2CMZ13Fhwm
5/11
2020
“Closing down for ever - all the best - goodbye". Last Nazi message intercepted by Bletchley Park revealed, along w… https://t.co/dINcwgPDPr
5/8
2020
Behind the Mic: On Russians Among Us by @gordoncorera , Read by @DerecPerkins https://t.co/QenJb243dw via @lithub
Retweeted by Gordon CoreraUK public flags more than 160,000 suspected scam emails seeking to exploit Coronavirus in 2 weeks to new @ncsc serv… https://t.co/1EXOpFiYI6
5/7
2020
My write up on today’s cyber security threat warning - Coronavirus: Cyber-spies hunt Covid-19 research, US and UK w… https://t.co/l5639ePnF0“As well as providing practical advice, the UK will continue to counter those who conduct cyber-attacks,” the Forei… https://t.co/YZbxFttdKkIn a crisis, every state will use its intelligence capability to better inform itself. And in a world of lockdowns,… https://t.co/4LT9mbPwDRMore on what western spies are interested in when it comes to China - and divergences between the Five Eyes allies… https://t.co/0cboGWZynPBBC News - Coronavirus: US allies tread lightly around Trump lab claims https://t.co/1maDb50am4Advisory warns cyberspies targeting supply chains and remote working, using 'password spraying'. It does not name n… https://t.co/fHWvLJQvHCActors actively targeting organisations involved in both national and international COVID-19 responses including h… https://t.co/KBYplXZacOBREAKING - UK and US issue alert about cyber campaigns against healthcare policy makers and researchers by other na… https://t.co/luxHHDYABH
5/5
2020
Coronavirus: Cyber-spies seek coronavirus vaccine secrets https://t.co/mo45vYrkhF
Retweeted by Gordon CoreraCoronavirus: Cyber-spies seek coronavirus vaccine secrets https://t.co/mo45vYrkhF
5/1
2020
Intelligence Community Statement on Origins of COVID-19 https://t.co/MIPr6LVzU4
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4/30
2020
V.good Reuters piece on cyber intel firms pushing COVID surveillance tech - "Once the pandemic ends, he hopes coun… https://t.co/mxwto2kRQU
4/29
2020
UK spies will need AI to counter a range of threats. Adversaries will use it for cyber attacks and deep fakes. But… https://t.co/4H2GYuN30U
Retweeted by Gordon CoreraUK spies will need AI to counter a range of threats. Adversaries will use it for cyber attacks and deep fakes. But… https://t.co/4H2GYuN30U
4/27
2020
I reported this morning the EU report on disinformation had been pulled because of concerns over angering Beijing.… https://t.co/kTeiKc7lpoMore on that EU report which has now appeared here https://t.co/OqKxMBuxI9Our latest #podcast is out. On this episode, we are joined by @gordoncorera and we discuss the Russian intelligence… https://t.co/2FR0MxqpeC
Retweeted by Gordon CoreraEEAS:"Chinese officials and state media try to curtail any mentions of Wuhan as the origin...Some state-controlled… https://t.co/DIspdwlIuG"Despite their potentially grave impact on public health, official and state-backed sources from various government… https://t.co/1sawu72sDQNEW-EU update accuses Russia and China of spreading disinformation in pandemic - https://t.co/do555j3RYACoronvirus: Europe 'wary of confronting China over deaths' - BBC News https://t.co/vzCc5BUIZa
4/24
2020
"Some American intelligence officers are especially concerned about disinformation aimed at Europeans that pro-Chin… https://t.co/SCgd4R8JEFSome of the interesting points in it - "Sources stressed they did not believe Chinese operatives created the lockdo… https://t.co/BXjGBBiwh7From New York Times today - Chinese Agents Spread Messages That Sowed Virus Panic in U.S., Officials Say https://t.co/izzZwaDZlM
4/22
2020
new guidance on using video conferencing services from ⁦@NCSC⁩ - use private rather than public meetings, strong pa… https://t.co/wfmnYiFhdD
4/21
2020
"A thing we and the other [intelligence] agencies need to have as a modern-day priority is to defend our democratic… https://t.co/pgNfeFxT4iIt was only in the early 90s that rules were changed allowing people who were openly gay to join, a a quarter of a… https://t.co/yU71onBBkBPreventing those who were gay joining MI5 in the past "must have caused all sorts of hurt to people. And that has t… https://t.co/oDZvtolgr3"Some of the people we are most concerned about as potential sources of threat in this country are of course themse… https://t.co/SLzfs04Bc4MI5 head Andrew Parker tells me how service is adapting to coronavirus - priority is stopping anything that distrac… https://t.co/KdqMZLA7aP
4/20
2020
NEW: The inside story of the failed 3.5 million antibody tests –– hard-ball offers from Chinese firms, British dipl… https://t.co/MNyt3j03Xo
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4/17
2020
Huawei writes letter urging UK not to make 5G U-turn after pandemic. Says excluding it would do country a ‘disservi… https://t.co/9eJuJYWNjN
4/13
2020
The Cold War roots of Putin’s digital-age intelligence strategy https://t.co/28Hj4YVFvy
4/12
2020
Excellent book by ⁦@gordoncorera⁩ and review by ⁦@gregmyre1⁩. ⁦@SmithsonianChan⁩ also deals with this issue in thei… https://t.co/vkEiJlSop4
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4/11
2020
👆BBC News - UK government defends PM's use of Zoom https://t.co/lc6FAM1NFcForeign Spies Are Targeting Americans on Zoom and Other Video Chat Platforms, U.S. Intel Officials Say https://t.co/IjMOGwxQa3
4/10
2020
Also seeing use of text messages - "a series of SMS messages uses a UK government themed lure to harvest email, add… https://t.co/fWj3a0OqbF"Malicious cyber actors are also seeking to exploit the increased use of popular communications platforms (such as… https://t.co/lv1y9rFwdcAgencies have also seen a malicious Android app purports to provide a real-time coronavirus outbreak tracker but in… https://t.co/GLBQlPzoh6Scams include emails appearing to befrom World Health Organization (WHO), and others which claim to offer thermomet… https://t.co/OobOszBfjdNEW - UK's @NCSC and US @CISAgov put out joint advisory warning of threats from both cyber criminals and state acto… https://t.co/7MjdsBtUdp
4/8
2020
Recognise any relative in this amazing piece of wartime film? Contact @bletchleypark if you do. Pls RT. https://t.co/fWVTKI0gCT
Retweeted by Gordon CoreraIn this context re-upping piece from earlier in the week on UK Govt defending its use based on need to move fast in… https://t.co/3OAJXhOnr3Key conclusion of cyber security community seems to be that Zoom is ok for every day use but not for anything sensi… https://t.co/75GibwsH6gInteresting research from Citizen Lab on Zoom - it raises concerns about Chinese end of the company - ‘during multi… https://t.co/xsRcLPK7D5 @psywarorg @bletchleypark Good spot! He does, as does the father of Geoffrey Pidgeon. Some more details in this sho… https://t.co/t6Wpb2qNtLYou can see the raw footage here https://t.co/OkdXnZcDfI @bletchleypark are also keen to hear from anyone who recog… https://t.co/snT0HuVKmGIt’s been a contrast to work on this historical story to do with ⁦@bletchleypark⁩ along with colleague ⁦@OLaceEvans… https://t.co/j9GEi5rLSN
4/3
2020
Yes in the 2010 National Security Strategy we ranked a flu pandemic as one of the top 4 risks facing the UK. Part o… https://t.co/bZ6vfoYQqK
Retweeted by Gordon CoreraA pandemic has been classified as a Tier 1 national security threat to the UK - but has not received the resources… https://t.co/iS68mm06PPMuch will depend on bigger geopolitical developments - will the current crisis lead to greater co-operation on the… https://t.co/7WQWMBwHHQWe are also rapidly seeing the impact of coronavirus on domestic security - surveillance and tracking tools are rap… https://t.co/c96DSWUM43Traditional intelligence tools will be diverted to this but more important will be new fields of data analytics an… https://t.co/lkHk3NA0cxA priority will be spotting early if a govt is hiding an outbreak. This has implications for both intelligence gath… https://t.co/iJoQ5DxQUlI've covered national security for nearly 20 years since the 9/11 attacks - a period defined by counter-terrorism.… https://t.co/u6Fgq0vvH7How will Coronavirus change national security and spying? https://t.co/HVclIQa6iu
4/2
2020
@john_sipher Thanks John. Hope you enjoy that book as much.....UK government defends PM's use of Zoom - sources say the risks of not communicating in the middle of fast-moving ev… https://t.co/s2CZUOzJxJ
4/1
2020
I am assuming that the govt uses paid for rather than the free version of the software and with a password to avoid… https://t.co/HzA4zXrTNxGovt does have encrypted secure video conferencing facilities at various locations but the problem comes when many… https://t.co/X3NWQdAMRlAsked about use of Zoom, Cabinet Office say ‘in the current unprecedented circumstances the need for effective chan… https://t.co/1YdVrSRSDX @BorisJohnson FBI Warns of Teleconferencing and Online Classroom Hijacking During COVID-19 Pandemic https://t.co/Dymj9DSLEs
3/31
2020
Ken is originally from Glasgow and began his career working on Northern Ireland. He is likely to be a popular choic… https://t.co/Tawi5otEIj"One of Ken's current priorities is enabling MI5 to seize the fast-moving opportunities provided by technology, inc… https://t.co/i0KLx9l5gsNew - Ken McCallum appointed next head of MI5 - succeeding Andrew Parker. McCallum was deputy and widely expected t… https://t.co/zQfwZpnOtK
3/30
2020
One type of ventilator being offered by a middle man increased in price from $27k to $96k in a week. Some countries… https://t.co/izyPcXv3zOThere’s a frenetic international market for medical supplies which I’ve been looking into, often involving defence… https://t.co/BZjMteo6v9
3/28
2020
Surely an opportunity for some choice lines from the films or books? Appeal after James Bond firearms stolen, Enfie… https://t.co/Dip22yXvlF
3/27
2020
Christchurch shootings: Brenton Tarrant pleads guilty to 51 murders https://t.co/loitpOBVvt
3/26
2020
⁦@lukeharding1968⁩ review ‘a compelling book that combines good storytelling with a subtle understanding of spy met… https://t.co/NL2j4d8NfFFor a long time, the focus on counterterrorism diverted MI5 resourecs away from dealing with Russia. When it came t… https://t.co/EyCuJxEYeBThe new MI5-housed JSTAT team was set up before 2018 Salisbury poisoning to look at threats from countries includin… https://t.co/kcHL8r1I94New - UK Foreign Office now advises against ALL non-essential international travel anywhere in the world. Advice ta… https://t.co/B4WgfsiykQNEW - UK confirms existence of previously secret Joint State Threats Assessment Team housed at MI5 - it analyses hy… https://t.co/CAbnRC978E
3/17
2020
Individuals in UK also been targeted by Coronavirus-themed phishing emails with infected attachments containing fic… https://t.co/M3xUtuXFkyA warning from @ncsc about cyber criminals exploiting coronavirus.Amongst other things says it has seen an increase… https://t.co/RinnKFu4Dc
3/16
2020
RUSSIANS AMONG US, by @gordoncorera, is one of my favorites, a stunning history of SVR's illegals program. If you l… https://t.co/DaWnrSEj3v
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3/15
2020
While the UK waits for the 'Russia Report' from the ISC, Canada's equivalent releases its report covering foreign i… https://t.co/wN648OXYxO
3/13
2020
US Cyberspace Solarium Commission report published today. Includes call for Continuity of Economy planning in event… https://t.co/xqq8kRsqUQ
3/11
2020
UK Government wins Huawei vote after rebellion - but it was close and is not the end. Ministers seem to be shifting… https://t.co/sYlIO3PI8g
3/10
2020
The US and UK saw the Vienna spy swap of 2010 as a strange, almost comic, Cold War throwback. Putin saw it as a hum… https://t.co/VqUt7g9NnUPutin was so angry at the arrest of a group of Russian ‘illegal’ spies in the US in 2010 that he threw the papers o… https://t.co/INPTTHo0ekPutin’s Power Is Built on Spying - a look at how ending humiliation defines Russia’s leader and why the West misrea… https://t.co/3YBI7WYCUY
3/9
2020
Looks like Chris Steele may not have been the only former MI6 officer involved in American politics. But this time… https://t.co/4ea3m1RDY2
3/7
2020
Breaking - Serving Met officer arrested by Counter Terrorism Command - "The arrest relates to suspected membership… https://t.co/ENWBG51wrQ
3/5
2020
@jimsciutto More in 'Russians Among Us' - not just on the Skripal poisoning and why he was targeted but also Russia… https://t.co/aCN2VjOo4F @jimsciutto Evidence of targeting in Europe recently (esp linked to Chechens). The bigger question is the US-one co… https://t.co/xH2L0CBnE6
3/4
2020

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