Siobhan Gorman

Wall Street Journal's Intelligence Correspondent

Siobhan Gorman appears in the following:

The End of NSA Spying?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

In a fiercely worded opinion, a federal judge said NSA phone surveillance is an "indiscriminate and arbitrary" invasion of privacy that may violate the Fourth Amendment. Siobhan Gorma...

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New Documents Show Sweeping NSA Surveillance of Americans

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Yesterday, U.S. officials released new documents showing that the NSA may have unintentionally collected as many as 56,000 emails from Americans between 2008 and 2011, and private tel...

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NSA Declares 'Anonymous' a Threat to National Security

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In Anonymous's move away from denial of service attacks and toward real-world interactions — such as recent threats against the Los Zetas Cartel — the hacktivists have attracted the attention of the National Security Agency. In private meetings at the White House, NSA director General Keith Alexander warned that in a year or two the group could attack the energy grid and shut off power for millions. 

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CIA to Launch Drone Strikes in Yemen

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Yemen's President Ali Saleh is out of the country, but unrest continues in Yemen. As the country continues to experience a leadership vacuum and violent unrest, the United States will launch covert drone strikes in the country to target al-Qaida militants. Siobhan Gorman, Wall Street Journal intelligence correspondent reports that the Yemen program is modeled after the CIA's covert program in Pakistan, which was secretly approved by President Obama last year.


Pentagon Says Cyber Attack Can Be Cyber War

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Pentagon has said a cyber attack coming from another country can be interpreted as an act of war and that the U.S. might respond with military action, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. Unclassified portions of the new strategy are expected to be published next month. Siobhan Gorman, Intelligence Correspondent at the Wall Street Journal reported the story. She explains the challenges in this new policy and how you apply a policy of deterrence in cyber space.


CIA Station Chief, 'Spider' May Be Hamid Karzai's Closest Ally

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The CIA's station chief in Afghanistan has become a crucial part of the relationship between Hamid Karzai and the Obama administration. His code name is "Spider" and he has known Karzai for more than a decade, according to intelligence correspondent at The Wall Street Journal, Siobhan Gorman. Karzai and Spider met prior to 9/11 when CIA was in the region trying to hunt down Osama bin Laden.


Five American Muslims Detained In Pakistan

Friday, December 11, 2009

Five young men from Northern Virginia were arrested in Pakistan on Thursday for alleged ties to Muslim militant groups there, and will likely be deported. Just weeks after the Fort Ho...

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Panel Says China Increasing Spying Via the Internet

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A congressional advisory panel has found that the Chinese government is ratcheting up its cyberspying operations against the United States. The report, due out today, documents specif...


Report on CIA Abuses to be Released

Monday, August 24, 2009

In 2004, CIA Inspector General John Helgerson completed a report looking at abuses inside CIA prisons.  The report has been kept a secret until today, when portions of the report are ...


Cyber Attack!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

U.S. and South Korean computers have been hit over the past few days by a barrage of cyber attacks, possibly from North Korea. Siobhan Gorman, intelligence and homeland security correspondent from The Wall Street Journal, explains the latest.

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Cyberattacks on U.S. and South Korean Computers

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Over the holiday weekend, a concerted cyber attack disrupted computers at several U.S. government agencies, including the websites of the Treasury, the Secret Service, the Federal Tra...


Computer spies hack Pentagon's Joint Strike Fighter project

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

International computer spies have broken into the Pentagon's Joint Strike Fighter Project. The $300 billion program is the military's costliest weapons project ever. The intruders int...

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Spies stake a claim in the U.S. electrical grid

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

An exclusive story from the Wall Street Journal says that cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the syste...


FISA Fallout

Friday, March 14, 2008

We check in on the current congressional wrangling between the Whitehouse and Congress over the FISA bill with Paul Kiel, a reporter-blogger at, and Siobhan Gorman, an Intelligence and Homeland Security Correspondent from The Wall Street Journal.

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