National Newswatch

Alleged RCMP mole accused of selling secrets to kingpin money launderer and terror-financier’s network

Jan 14 2021 — Sam Cooper — In October 2014, Canadian intelligence leaders were invited to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s headquarters in Chantilly, Va. The DEA had a theory: the upper echelons of global money laundering, terrorism, drug-trafficking and organized crime all bleed together. And only a handful of men in this murky world of extremely powerful criminals had organizations capable […]

Chinese vaccine company executives worked in program now targeted by Western intelligence agencies

Dec 2 2020 — Sam Cooper — Top executives at CanSino Biologics — the Chinese company involved in a failed COVID-19 vaccine collaboration with Canada — were also part of a Chinese government program designed to incentivize people to transfer research and knowledge to China in exchange for salaries, funding and other benefits. Several former Canadian Security Intelligence Service officials interviewed by […]

The threat of Huawei 5G

Aug 25 2020 — Sam Cooper — What concerns Huawei’s critics the most, is that 5G technology is leading to the so-called “Internet-of-Things” and Smart Cities, where citizens can hold a world of information in their hands, everyone and everything is connected through wireless radio antennas and fibre optic backbones, and states and corporations could have tremendous visibility into the lives of […]

Inside the Chinese military attack on Nortel

Aug 25 2020 — Sam Cooper — It was a mind-blowing clue. In 2004 Nortel cyber-security advisor Brian Shields investigated a serious breach in the telecom giant’s network. At the time Nortel’s fibre optics equipment was the world’s envy, with 70 per cent of all internet traffic running on Canadian technology. And someone wanted Nortel’s secrets.

Ottawa likely to follow U.S., U.K. national security bans of Huawei, experts say

Jul 9 2020 — Sam Cooper — As Canada’s closest intelligence allies move to bar Huawei from their 5G networks due to national security risks, the odds of Canada doing the same are sharply rising, former Canadian officials say. On June 30, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally designated Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE “national security threats.” The “weight of […]

‘Canadian eyes only’ intelligence reports say Canadian leaders attacked in cyber campaigns

Dec 10 2019 — Sam Cooper — Russia is one of the hostile foreign states that has targeted Canada in recent “cyber influence” campaigns, according to secret intelligence records obtained exclusively by Global News. The records from Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE) — labelled “Secret: Canadian Eyes Only” — say that due to their policies in eastern Europe, then-Minister of Foreign Affairs […]