Friday, January 30, 2015

The Top 5 Soviet Bugs & Wiretaps During the Cold War

In an interview Leonid Shebarshin, a former head of the First Chief Directorate of the KGB said, “Our good fortune will only be made known after we suffer a major defeat. Our real success will be made known no earlier than 50 years down the line.” Successful spy operations are already a thing of the past, with modern-day intelligence seeming to consist of a series of failures...

1. Operation “Information of Our Times”
2. The wiretapping of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Tehran
3. A bug in the U.S. coat of arms (The Great Seal Bug)
4. Bugs in Moscow and beyond
5. The Soviet Union’s Cuban ears