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

Royal Canadian Navy intelligence officer Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Delisle pleaded 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

  1. 1.0 1.1 U.S. Intelligence Community Consumers Guide 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Corera, Gordon (28 October 2012). "Jeffrey Delisle: Canadian spy passed on UK secrets". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 28 October 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Navy spy Delisle sentenced to 20 years in prison
  6. Canadian spy Jeffrey Delisle gets 20 years for selling secrets to Russia