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Espionage by the Numbers by VegasStreetProphet

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									Espionage by the Numbers

An introduction to Spy Numbers Stations


by Peter Staal
How they work

Who’s behind it / cases

Q&A
How they work

Anatomy of a message

OTP

Tables
How they work

Anatomy of a message

OTP

Tables
Anatomy of a message

Interval/callsign
Header
   - Agent-ID
   - Message size
5/4 Figure groups
Redundancy
Anatomy of a message

Interval/callsign
Header
   - Agent-ID     328    912
   - Message size   11   66
5/4 Figure groups
Redundancy
Anatomy of a message

Interval/callsign
Header
   - Agent-ID     328    912
   - Message size   11   66
5/4 Figure groups
Redundancy
How they work

Anatomy of a message

OTP

Tables
One-Time-Pad
One-Time-Pad
One-Time-Pad
One-Time-Pad
One-Time-Pad
One-Time-Pad
74265 34925 23426                cyphertext
18593 47499 45877                OTP
------------------------------   +
82758 71314 68293                cleartext
One-Time-Pad
74265 34925 23426                cyphertext
18593 47499 45877                OTP
------------------------------   +
82758 71314 68293                cleartext


 Add (or substract) without carry
How they work

Anatomy of a message

OTP

Tables
Tables
Tables
Tables
Tables
How they work

Who’s behind it / cases

Q&A
Andy Tower
Spokesman British Department of Trade and Industry- 1997

 “These are what you suppose they are.

  People shouldn’t be mystified by them.

  They are not for, shall we say, public consumption”




                                   Telegraph, January 14, 1997
Who’s behind it / cases


  Law Enforcement cases
Who’s behind it / cases

   - Erwin van Haarlem / Vaclav Jelinek
       – arrested 1988 by British Special Branch

   - WASP-network
      - arrested 1998 by the FBI
      - FBI copied decoding software in 1995

   - Cuban Five (arrested 2001)
Who’s behind it / cases

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     Ana Belen Montes (arrested/charged September 21, 2001)
       - a Senior US Defence Intelligence Agency analyst

 Affidavit: “… and received her instructions through
             encrypted shortwave transmissions from Cuba”
Who’s behind it / cases

 Kendall & Gwendolyn Myers - arrested and indicted June 4, 2009

 Kendall Myers (agent 202): top intelligence analyst at
               the State Department.

 Gwendolyn Myers (agent 123 / E-634).

 Spied for about 30 years for Cuba.
Who’s behind it / cases




    Meet the Myers
Who’s behind it / cases
 Russian Spy Ring (2010)
Who’s behind it / cases
 Russian Spy Ring (2010)
Who’s behind it / cases
 Russian Spy Ring (2010)
Who’s behind it / cases
  References in literature
Who’s behind it / cases
  References in literature
    -
        Defector / whistleblower

    -
        Declassified documents
                  -
                     Let the other guy do the
                    talking

    -
        Former employees

    -
        End of the Cold War
           -
               End of Soviet Union
           -
               End of East-Germany
References in literature
Spycraft: Robert Wallace & H. Keith Melton

               “The one-way voice link (OWVL) described a
               covert communications system that
               transmitted messages to an agent's
               unmodified shortwave radio using the high-
               frequency shortwave bands between 3 and
               30 MHz at a predetermined time, date, and
               frequency contained in their
               communications plan.”
     References in literature
CIA, Inc.: Espionage and the Craft of Business Intelligence
F. W. Rustmann, Jr.
Who’s behind it / cases
  References in literature
    -
        Defector / whistleblower

    -
        Declassified documents


    -
        Former employees

    -
        End of the Cold War
           -
               End of Soviet Union
           -
               End of East-Germany
       Declassified documents
Polish Ministry of Interior (MSW) II Department (Counterintelligence)
Declassified documents
Declassified documents
Declassified documents
Declassified documents
Declassified documents
Declassified documents
Declassified documents
Declassified documents




Speech / Morse generator
Questions & Answers

								
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