It barely seems credible but Russia has allegedly caught an American CIA operative red-handed trying to recruit a Russian source with a one million Dollar a year bribe.
Who knows if it’s true or not, particularly when you see the agent’s spy kit. Wigs, sunglasses and a compass. To be honest he could have done better by just buying one of our children’s spy kits.
The whole story sounds a little bit like a set up, and an opportunity to expel a diplomat. Apparently he was officially a third secretary in the political section of the US Embassy in Moscow.
Digital technology is an area that most people are aware of, whether they are spies or not. The alleged spy may have been a relatively new recruit to the CIA but whatever the case he was caught and this will undoubtedly be a huge embarrassment to the USA.
The whole story is surprising because the Russian Federal Security Bureau (FSB) are loaded up with all of the latest surveillance equipment, including wi-fi cameras, thermal imaging and GSM listening devices. Any decent spy would have known this and would have been using the appropriate counter-surveillance equipment to keep himself safe.