Double agent
In the field of counterintelligence, a double agent (also double secret agent) is an employee of a secret intelligence service, whose primary purpose is to spy on a different target organization, but ...
The Exotic Dancer Who Became WWI’s Most Notorious Spy
Exotic, alluring and endlessly mysterious, the dancer known as Mata Hari took Europe by storm in the early 20th century with her risqué, Asian-influenced striptease routines.
10 Spies Who Aren’t Household Names
We've all heard of Mata Hari, Nathan Hale and, more recently, Anna Chapman. But given the nature of the job, it's probably safe to say that the most successful spies don't always become household name...
Mata Hari - Did they get Mata Hari wrong? | World news | The Guardian
Mata Hari, the most renowned woman spy in history, who was shot for betraying secrets that were said to have lead to the deaths of thousands of soldiers during the first world war, may have been wrong...
Mata Hari - Mata Hari was only interested in one thing - and it wasn't espionage | Mail Online
Killed by a firing squad, she's the most notorious woman spy in history. Mata Hari caused the deaths of tens of thousands of French soldiers - except that she may not have been guilty at all
Double Cross System
The Double-Cross System, or XX System, was a World War II anti-espionage and deception operation of the British Security Service, a civilian organisation usually referred to by its cover title MI5. Na...
The Exotic Dancer Who Became WWI’s Most Notorious Spy
Exotic, alluring and endlessly mysterious, the dancer known as Mata Hari took Europe by storm in the early 20th century with her risqué, Asian-influenced striptease routines.
Abu Zubaydah
Abu Zubaydah ( pronunciation  AH-boo zoo-BAY-dah; Arabic: ابو زبيدة‎, Abū Zubaydah; born March 12, 1971 as Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn Abu Zubaydah) is a Saudi Arabian citizen c...
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Robert Poley
Robert Poley, or Pooley (fl. 1568–1602). Double agent, government messenger and agent provocateur employed by members of the Privy Council during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, he was described as "t...
Sergei Tretyakov (intelligence officer)
Colonel Sergei Tretyakov (5 October 1956, – 13 June 2010) was a Russian SVR (foreign intelligence) officer who defected to the United States in October 2000.
Tretyakov was a career KGB/SVR officer...
James Armistead
James Armistead Lafayette (December 10, 1760 – August 9, 1830) was an African American slave who served the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War as a double agent. He served under the Ma...
James Armistead - Wikipedia
Wulf Schmidt
Wulf Dietrich Christian Schmidt, later known as Harry Williamson (7 December 1911 – 19 October 1992) was a Danish citizen who during World War II became a double agent working for Britain agains...
Jerzy Pawłowski
Jerzy Pawłowski (Warsaw, October 25, 1932 – January 11, 2005, Warsaw) was a Polish fencer and double agent.
While a major in the Polish Army, Pawłowski won the gold medal in the individual m...
Joseph Barboza
Joseph "The Animal" Barboza (pronounced BAR-bow-sa) (June 20, 1932 – February 11, 1976) was a Portuguese-American mafioso and one of the most feared mob hitmen during the 1960s. He is reputed to have ...
Mata Hari
Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" Zelle MacLeod (7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Frisian exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a ...
Mata Hari - Wikipedia
Paul Thümmel
Paul Thümmell (15 January 1902 – 20 April 1945), aka Agent A-54, was a spy for Czechoslovakia during World War II. He was a high-ranking member of the German military intelligence organisation, the Ab...
Farewell Dossier
The Farewell dossier was the collection of documents that Colonel Vladimir Vetrov, a KGB defector "en place" (code-named "Farewell"), gathered and gave to the French DST in 1981–82, during the Cold Wa...
Farewell Dossier - Wikipedia
Duquesne Spy Ring
The Duquesne Spy Ring is the largest espionage case in United States history that ended in convictions. A total of 33 members of a German espionage network headed by Frederick "Fritz" Joubert Duquesn...
Duquesne Spy Ring - Wikipedia
Anthony Casso
Anthony Salvatore "Gaspipe" Casso (born May 21, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York City) is an Italian American mobster and former underboss of the Lucchese crime family. During his career in organized crime,...
Anthony Casso - Wikipedia
Richard Cain
Richard Cain (October 4, 1931 – December 20, 1973), also known as Richard Scalzetti, was a notoriously corrupt Chicago police officer, made man in the Chicago Outfit, and a close associate of Ma...
Richard Cain - Wikipedia
Eamon Broy
Colonel Eamon "Ned" Broy (also called Edward Broy; 1887–1972) was successively a member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police, the Irish Republican Army, the National Army, and the Garda Síochána of the I...
Arthur Owens
Arthur Graham Owens, later known as Arthur Graham White (14 April 1899 – 24 December 1957) was a Welsh double agent for the Allies during the Second World War. He was working for MI5 while appea...
Mathilde Carré
Mathilde Carré (30 June 1908 – 30 May 2007), known as "La Chatte", was a French Resistance agent during World War II who turned double agent.Mathilde Carré was born in Le Creusot, Saône-et-Loire...