Thursday, January 1, 2009

Dog Bites Man Story (Bug Version)

Australia - Russian intelligence bugged Australia's embassy in Moscow, cabinet documents published by the National Archives today show.

The major security breach is revealed for the first time in a cabinet minute recording that foreign minister Andrew Peacock briefed cabinet on July 25, 1978...

It was not the first occasion that listening devices had been found at the Australian embassy in Moscow.
An extensive array of microphones were found in the newly established chancery in late 1946. Australian embassies in other Eastern bloc countries were also subject to ''technical attack'' by communist intelligence services. (more)