'MI6 officers' named on US-based website
Monday, August 22, 2005
Cryptome.org, a US-based website, has published a list of 74 individuals claimed to be members of the British "Secret Intelligence Service", MI6. Many are serving members of the UK Foreign Office, including 18 Ambassadors. The leak of a similar list in 1999 led to the prosecution of a former MI6 agent, Richard Tomlinson. The source for this latest leak is referred to only as "A".
A general statement on the Cryptome.org web site states:
"Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance — open, secret and classified documents — but not limited to those. Documents are removed from this site only by order served directly by a US court having jurisdiction. No court order has ever been served; any order served will be published here — or elsewhere if gagged by order."
- "US website names MI6 officers" — , August 22, 2005
- "List of MI6 officers worldwide" — , August 21, 2005
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