Stone Ghost

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STONEGHOST or "Stone Ghost", is a codename for a network operated by the United States' Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for information sharing and exchange between the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.[1] Other sources say that New Zealand is also participating, and that Stone Ghost therefore connects, and is maintained by the defense intelligence agencies of all Five Eyes countries.[2]

Stone Ghost does not carry Intelink-Top Secret information. It used to be known as Intelink-C and may also be referred to as "Q-Lat" or "Quad link".[1] It is a highly secured network with strict physical and digital security requirements. The network hosts information about military topics, and about SIGINT, foreign intelligence and national security.[2]

2012 Canadian spy case[edit]

Royal Canadian Navy intelligence officer Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Delisle pled guilty on 10 October 2012 to charges including having downloaded and sold information from the Stone Ghost system to the Russian spy agency GRU.[3][4] He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, minus time served on February 6, 2013 for contravening the Security of Information Act.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Intelligence Community Consumers Guide 2009" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b James Cox, Canada and the Five Eyes Intelligence Community, December 2012, p. 8.
  3. ^ "Navy spy sold secrets to Russia for $3K a month". CBC News. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  4. ^ Corera, Gordon (28 October 2012). "Jeffrey Delisle: Canadian spy passed on UK secrets". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Navy spy Delisle sentenced to 20 years in prison".
  6. ^ "Canadian spy Jeffrey Delisle gets 20 years for selling secrets to Russia" – via The Globe and Mail.