RAF Menwith Hill base, which provides communications and intelligence support services to the United Kingdom and the U.S. is pictured near Harrogate, northern England (Reuters / Nigel Roddis)
Daily Mail: More Russian spies are trying to gather intelligence in Britain now than at the height of the Cold War, warns former GCHQ official
* Foreign intelligence agents are trying to intercept secret communications
* Ex GCHQ official claims there could be Russian spies outside buildings
* Warned that Islamic State militants could also use spy technology
There are now more Russian spies trying to gather intelligence in Britain than at the height of the Cold War, a former GCHQ official warned last night.
Foreign intelligence agents are trying to intercept secret communications between arms companies making deadly weapons, members of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence.
Techniques they are using include sending code to mobile phones which allows them to turn the device into an eavesdropping device, monitoring all calls, and also text messages, he said.
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WNU Editor: When the Berlin Wall fell down and the Soviet Union disintegrated millions of eastern Europeans and Russians immigrated to the West. Are some of them now working as spies .... I will certainly not be surprised.