CIA counter-intelligence officer convicted of spying for the Soviet Union
James Jesus Angleton
Head of CIA counter-intelligence and noted mole-hunter.
American-born entertainer who spied for France against the Nazis.
Beria, Lavrentiy Chief of the NKVD and the head of the great Soviet purge
British spy who worked as a double-agent for the Soviet Union
Noted British art historian who acted as a Soviet recruiter
British intelligence officer who passed secrets to the Soviet Union.
American-born Soviet spy who exposed Alger Hiss as a spy.
An America-born Soviet spy who later became a double agent working for the United States
Morris "Two-Gun" Cohen
London-born adventurer who arranged counter-intelligence for China
American-born Soviet agent who passed information about American counter-intelligence
Lionel "Buster" Crabb
British Royal Navy diver assigned to missions against the Soviet Union.
American businesswoman who passed U.S. Naval secrets to the Japanese
French Military Officer accused of Treason
MI6 officer assigned to spy on Russia utilizing assorted disguises
Head of the Bolshevik Secret Police, the CHEKA
German-born British theoretical physicist and atomic spy
Soviet cipher clerk who defected to Canada, turning over Soviet secrets
Polish-born British SOE known for her daring exploits in intelligence and sabotage missions
American physicist and an atomic spy for the Soviet Union
American FBI agent who passed information to Soviet intelligence
A Dutch exotic dancer who worked as a double-agent for France and Germany
U.S. State Department official accused of espionage
Director General of MI5 who was later accused of being a Soviet agent
Party girl involved in a honeytrap that almost brought down the British government
First Director General of the British Security Service (MI5)
Noor Inayat Khan
British SOE agent who worked with the French Resistance
German-born Soviet spy who operated a spy ring in China
German soldier who spied on England during World War I
A United States Marine coerced into passing secrets to the Soviet Union
Soviet intelligence officer who headed a spy ring in the U.S.
British diplomat who became a spy for the Soviet Union
Alan Nunn May
British physicist who passed atomic secrets to the Soviet Union
German Army general who built a resistence organization against the Nazis
American spy convictedof passing NSA secrets to teh KGB
Soviet colonel who exposed the existence of Soviet missiles in Cuba
High-ranking member of British intelligence offical who worked as a spy for the Soviet Union
American Naval Intelligence analyst who spied for Israel
Hungarian cartographer who spied on the Nazis for the Soviet Union
Austrian head of counter-intelligence blackmailed by Russia into passing secrets
Russian-born British spy known for his daring exploits
A former prostitute who spied for France against Germany
Head of a Soviet espionage ring that spied on Germany
American communist executed for espionage against the United States
American-born Soviet recruiter and atomic spy
American journalist who spied for Russia against Japan
Soviet master spywho ran a spy ring against Japan
French-born SOE operative who reconstituted a French Resistence network
Franz Von Papen
German spymaster assigned to disrupt U.S. - British communications
U.S. military communications specialist who created a spy ring to pass intelligence to the Soviets
American cryptologist who wrote the expose "The American Black Chamber."
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The Portland Spy Ring was a Soviet operation which took place around Portland, England during the late 1950's until 1961. It was established to obtain information about the capabilities of the British nuclear submarine fleet.
The Lucy Spy Ring was an anti-Nazi Germany information network that operated out of Switzerland. A better way of describing it would be a series of inter-connected networks operating in several countries with the goal of bringing about the downfall of the Nazi regime.
The Culper Spy Ring was established in 1778 by Benjamin Tallmadge under the orders of General George Washington. The ring was tasked with the mission of spying on the British Army and reporting on troop movements, positions, fortifications and plans in the New York area. The ring continued to operate until the end of the war in 1783.
Perhaps the most famous and romanticized spy ring, the Cambridge Five caused severe damage to the United States and Britain, both in terms of the depth and value of the intelligence that was compromised and with devastating blows to the political and intelligence communities on both sides of the pond.