MI5 - The Security Service - Domestic Intelligence
Service of Great Britain
200 additional terrorism specialists
recruited to counter AQ in UK. ES38, 2006
2004 surveillance photo of Mohammed Sidique
Khan released. ES56, 2008
500 AQ suspects under surveillance in UK.
A British Intelligence Dilemma. Implications
of an independent Scotland. Feature. ES91,
A Thorough Scoundrel. MI5 hunt for a Nazi
spy in WWII. ES39, 2006
A4 Surveillance Directorate. Feature. (See
Operation Overt. Trans-Atlantic Bomb Plot).
A4. MI5 Surveillance Directorate. ES85, 2013
A-4. Surveillance section. (See also
Watchers). ES24, 2004
Advertising Campaign - 2011. ES76, 2011
ahead of London 2012 Olympics. ES76, 2011
Alert by e-mail service launched. ES46, 2007
All Our Yesterdays. Assassins, Coffee and
Poison Powders. Feature on major release of
papers which focus on WWII operations. ES73,
Alleged spy operation targets Pakistan
Embassy in London. ES22, 2003
Al-Qaida menace is here - MI5 D-G. ES22,
Analysts link 7/7, 21/7 bombers with
Trans-Atlantic bomb plot. ES60, 2009
Andrew Parker appointed new Director-General
of Security Service. ES85, 2013
Appeal for cyber scientists. ES1, 2001
AQ attempt to assassinate British defence
chief foiled. ES16, 2003
AQ North African recruiters in London.
Feature - Bridge to North Africa. ES44, 2006
AQ operatives seek employment. Feature - MI5
Infiltrated. ES42, 2006
AQ try infiltrate Security Service. ES64,
Archives being moved to National Archives
for release. ES3, 2001
Army translator charged with espionage.
Arrest of suspected terror suspects in
Bradford, Glasgow, London and Belfast.
ISIS/al-Qaida threads. MI5 React. Feature.
Asian Spy Games. Feature. Alleged torture of
suspects. ES78, 2012
Assassination List. Feature. Arrest made in
the shooting of several targets including
London banker German Gorbuntsov. ES84, 2013
Assassination List. Feature. MI5 track
Chechen operatives linked to underworld and
assassination plots. ES79, 2012
Atom bomb spy was missed by MI5 after WWII.
Back to Moscow? Feature - operation exposes
suspected SVR spy. ES72, 2011
Ban on use of wiretap evidence set to end.
Feature. ES49, 2007
Beware a National Bioterrorist Attack.
Feature. ES74, 2011
Bloody Sunday and 'Agent Infliction'. ES2,
Bogus MI5 officer jailed. ES34, 2005
Box 500. MI5 wartime address. ES93, 2013
British brothers jailed for fighting in
Syria. Soldiers of Damascus. Feature. ES94,
British IED bombmaker in Afghanistan
identified. Feature. ES62, 2009
British Intelligence planned TV session with
heads of service postponed. ES86, 2013
British Intelligence seeks young cyber
talent - 'Apprentices with Intelligence'.
Feature. New Recruiters. Announcement made
at Bletchley Park. ES82, 2012
British Intelligence. Spying on Lawyers.
Feature. ES94, 2014
British security guard, Rafael Bravo,
charged with espionage. ES4, 2001
Cambridge Don Ross Anderson on restructuring
MI5. Feature. ES93, 2014
Checkmate. Cold War cryptic postcards. ES64,
Chemical attack on London by AQ terrorists
foiled. (See The New Codemakers). ES35, 2005
Chinese Intelligence. MI5 warn of honeytraps.
Feature. ES94, 2014
Cold War Climate. Feature. MI5 and Russian
Intelligence no nearer in resolving issues
following assassination of Alexsander
Litvinenko. ES76, 2011
Colonel Edward Hinchley-Cook. MI5. Camp 020.
See also Vera Schalburg. A Spy Called Vera.
Feature. Mystery of Hitler's Mata Hari.
Communist Party of Great Britain. Operation
Mask. MI5 surveillance. Feature. ES93, 2014
Computer hacking cases double - MI5. ES1,
Computer laptop loss. ES1, 2001
Connolly House Surveillance Operation.
Feature. ES32, 2005
Contracted wing for forensic analysis. ES66,
Countering ISIS. Avoiding Recruiters.
Feature. ES92, 2014
Countermeasures against terror plots on
Remembrance Sunday. Feature. ES94, 2014
Court orders MI5 to 'open files'. ES2, 2001
Covert recordings of Crevice AQ gang.
Feature. ES41, 2006
Crevice. Bombers in court. Feature - The
Ministry of Sound. ES41, 2006
Cropped Intelligence. Feature. Service
submitted poor quality surveillance image to
informant who may have been able to identify
7/7 gang leader. ES72, 2011
Cyanide plot investigated. ES14, 2002
Dance group (Diaz and Pacheco - German
spies) captured by MI5 in 1943. ES1, 2001
Devenney, Edward. (See Silent Service.
Feature. Submarines, Technology and
Espionage). MI5 sting operation as sailor
sought to sell secrets to Russia.
Director General warns of 4,000 active AQ
operatives. Feature. ES52, 2007
Downing Street says major attack in 2004
defeated. No details. ES36, 2005
Drive to recruit more black and Asian
officers. ES1, 2001
Egyptian Embassy, London. MI5 bugging
operation. ES86, 2013
End of investigations into serious organised
crime. ES41, 2006
Engulf. Interception. ES86, 2013
Euston Tower, London. MI5 A4 branch. ES77,
Evidence against suspected SVR spy Katia
Zatuliveter rejected. Feature - The Wrong
Great Game? ES77, 2012
Exeter cafe bomber on MI5 radar before
attack. ES56, 2008
Exposed - violent anarchist plot in London.
Feature - MI5 Night Games in Stuttgart.
Infiltration of INLA. ES2, 2001
Fifteen significant AQ plots disrupted since
7th July 2005. ES56, 2008
First MI5 Spymaster. Feature on William
Melville. ES32, 2005
Foreign Language Unit. ES76, 2011
Former MI5 Director-General Jonathan Evans
warns of electronic intercept failures.
Former MI5 Director-General Stella Rimington
rebukes Julian Assange. ES81, 2012
Funding data for divisions of MI5. ES77,
G-Branch. International focus section on
Islamic terrorism. ES24, 2004
Girl Guides operated as surveillance
assistants. ES93, 2014
Hall of Mirrors. Feature on a century of MI5
Director-Generals. (Profiles and photo
essay). ES38, 2006
Headquarter building plans revealed in
brochure blunder. ES63, 2009
Heathrow Express surveillance operations in
London. ES33, 2005
Hostile Reconnaissance London. MI5 disable
terror surveillance operation with links to
AQM - Al-Qaida Megrab (Northern Africa).
How Hitler's astrology duped MI5. Feature.
Huge haul of weapons and gadgets found in
abandoned London Iraqi Embassy. Feature -
Scent of an Assassin. ES34, 2005
Identifying UK based terror organisations.
Feature - The Big Squeeze. ES1, 2001
Infiltration of Real IRA (agent David Gary
Rupert). ES2, 2001
Insufficient resources to monitor 200 AQ
terror cells in UK. Feature. ES45, 2006
Intel Eyes on China. Feature. MI5 recruiting
programme - search for Chinese and Russian
language specialists. ES94, 2014
Intelligence Case Files Released. Feature.
Service releases documents on Charlie
Chaplin, Nazi counterfeit plot and other
subjects. ES78, 2012
Intelligence on operations leaked to press.
Feature. ES48, 2007
Internal Affairs. Feature. MI5 investigate
sleeper cell within NSY. ES55, 2008
Interrogation. WWII Interrogation British
Style. Feature. ES79, 2012
Investigation into P. G. Wodehouse alleged
links to German Intelligence (WWII). ES75,
Investigators find new 7/7 bombers' safe
house in Leeds. Feature. ES59, 2008
Invitation to Brussels after UK diplomatic
telephone lines tapped. ES18, 2003
Jail sentences passed on members of three
al-Qaida terror cells whose activities were
uncovered by MI5. Feature. MI5 Surveillance
X Three. ES85, 2013
Jeremiah Adebolajo claims MI6 and MI5 tried
to recruit him. (See also Lee Rigby). ES86,
Jihadi John. ISIS. MI5 learn of his
identity. ES93, 2014
Jonathan Evans appointed new
Director-General of Service. Feature.
Profile. ES47, 2007
Jonathan Evans steps down as
Director-General of Security Service. ES85,
Jonathan Evans, MI5 Director General speaks
of horizon threats. Feature. Clear and
Present Dangers. Terrorist, cyber and the
Middle East. ES80, 2012
Katia Zatuliveter. Notes on MI5
intelligence. Circumstances needed
investigating. Feature. ES77, 2012
Knighthood for Director-General MI5 [Sir]
Jonathan Evans. ES83, 2013
London and Glasgow bomb attack. Feature -
MI5 Tracer. ES60, 2009
London Night Games. Feature. Eavesdropping
operation paves way for terrorist arrests.
London Olympic Games 2012. Pre-Games
terrorist operations as UK suspects
arrested. ES81, 2012
London-AQ link discovered in 1999. ES6, 2001
Madrid-type train bomb attack thwarted in
London. ES32, 2005
Major release of files. Feature - Treasure
Trove of Intelligence. ES32, 2005
Major release of MI5 files from the National
Archives. Feature - Under the Counter
Intelligence. ES51, 2007
Major surge in applications following
broadcasting of BBC 'Spooks'. ES10, 2002
Major surveillance operation concludes with
arrest of six people in London. Feature.
Marie Chilver. A Spy Called Fifi. The 96
Hour Scheme. Feature. The secret life of an
agent provocateur.ES93, 2014
Message in a Crossword. Feature - MI5's most
urgent quest to solve D-Day landing sites
crossword puzzle. (Part of Eye Spy's
MI5 A4 Surveillance units track and detain
London and Glasgow terrorists. ES50, 2007
MI5 and Britain's Red Historians. ES94, 2014
MI5 and the ECHELON option. Service rejects
intel sharing with Europe. ES36, 2005
MI5 and the Pigeon Deception. Feature. ES58,
MI5 bugged liquid airline bombers across
London. Feature. ES56, 2008
MI5 caught off-guard as homegrown AQ
terrorists kill 52 people on London
transport system. ES34, 2005
MI5 concerned over release of CIA documents
pertaining to AQ suspect interrogation
methods. ES61, 2009
MI5 consult FBI over 'work of art' bombs.
MI5 counter-terrorist computer stolen. ES59,
MI5 crack Asian unit involved in RIRA sting
operation (David Rupert). ES3, 2001
MI5 D-G Manningham-Buller issues strongest
warning yet of AQ attack in UK. ES19, 2003
MI5 Director-General Andrew Parker warns
Edward Snowden's NSA leaks have opened
"Gateway for al-Qaida." Feature. ES88, 2013
MI5 disable deadly AQ ricin factory in
London. Feature. ES15, 2003
MI5 dismantle plot intended to be bigger
than 7/7 London bombing. Feature. The
Travellers. ES82, 2012
MI5 dismantle plot to buy Red Mercury for
terror attack. ES29, 2004
MI5 early postwar (WWII) officer entry
booklet detailing Russian espionage
activities. ES73, 2011
MI5 eavesdropping operations against IRA.
MI5 Evolution. Biggest recruitment drive in
Service's history. Feature. ES24, 2004
MI5 Field Stations and CONTEST. (See
CONTEST). ES76, 2011
MI5 foil terrorist bomb plot. ES7, 2002
MI5 G-Branch. ES93, 2014
MI5 had 7/7 terrorists under surveillance
before bombings. ES37, 2005/6
MI5 had AQ London 7/7 bomber flagged nine
times. ES63, 2009
MI5 in Focus. Various Features. ES94, 2014
MI5 in raids across northern England (See
Operation Pathway). ES64, 2009
MI5 intelligence forces security review of
London 2012 Olympic Games. Feature. ES77,
MI5 investigate Iranian agents seeking
Jewish targets. ES22, 2003
MI5 investigates al-Qaida hand-cream plot.
MI5 investigation leads to arrest of
suspected SVR agent. The Strange Case of
Katia Zatuliveter. Feature. ES76, 2011
MI5 launch nationwide hunt for 21/7 bombers.
MI5 launch Operation Seagram as AQ strikes
in London and Glasgow. ES59, 2008
MI5 launch search for 'equipment genius'.
Feature - MI5 Quest. ES62, 2009
MI5 liaising with PET regarding possible AQ
plot. ES58, 2008
MI5 listening devices. (Technology). ES41,
MI5 makes 43 telephone tapping errors. ES14,
MI5 operation in relation to Richard Reid,
shoe bomb terrorist. ES23, 2004
MI5 Prepare Countermeasures. Feature.
Service seeks to recruit specialist
personnel in phone interception, language
analysis, translation and communications
MI5 probe background of terror suspects in
killing of British soldier Lee Rigby in
Woolwich, London. ES85, 2013
MI5 publishes its Authorised History. The
Defence of the Realm, written by Christopher
Andrew. ES65, 2009
MI5 rebuke GCHQ. (See GCHQ. Feature. A Bag
of Secrets). ES82, 2012
MI5 Registry. ES85, 2013
MI5 search for IED overlord. Feature. ES51,
MI5 search for new London AQ bombers as
attempt to strike on 21/7 fails. (See 21/7
London attacks). ES35, 2005
MI5 search for returning al-Qaida fighters
to Britain. Feature. ES90, 2014
MI5 send counter-terrorist team to Mumbai.
MI5 Spymaster to Step Down. Feature. ES46,
MI5 sting captures former MI6 officer
seeking to sell British national security
secrets (see also Daniel Houghton). ES69,
MI5 sting nets BAE Systems spy. (See also
Operation Dragnet). ES14, 2002
MI5 Sting. Feature - The Spy Who Never Was.
Arrest as suspected spy is arrested. ES55,
MI5 surveillance footage shows 7/7
terrorists liaising with the Crevice AQ gang
prior to London attacks. ES48, 2007
MI5 Syrian Surveillance. UK suspects
monitored. Feature. ES91, 2014
MI5 warned of Jewish plot to assassinate
prime minister in London. ES18, 2003
MI5 web site Kids Page. (See Kindergarten
Spies). ES45, 2006
MI5, the IRA and the Peace Note. Feature.
MI5: The Security Service. Part 1. Major
feature and profile. ES5, 2001
MI5: The Security Service. Part 2. Major
feature and profile. ES6, 2001
MI5's Day of Disaster. Feature on the flight
of Chinook ZD576 which crashed in 1994. ES7,
MI5's Nazi Hunting Bank Clerk. Feature.
MI5's role revealed in the discovery of a US
spy and terrorist. Feature. ES55, 2008
Mirror of 9/11. Plot to destroy British
Airways airliner thwarted. ES73, 2011
Moscow's Trojan Horse. Royal Protection
counter-intelligence unit removes suspected
Russian listening device from Balmoral
Castle. ES60, 2009
Mystery IEDs found in Oxfordshire. MI5
consult with FBI. ES4, 2001
New air attack by AQ identified. ES20, 2003
New investigation launched into murder of
British agent Denis Donaldson. ES84, 2013
New Scotland Yard say several UK AQ plots
foiled in 2002/3. ES21, 2003
New York City Subway Plot. Extradition
request from US to UK for suspect. Related
to NSY/MI5 operation at Cheetham Hill,
Manchester. ES83, 2013
Notes and warnings on espionage. ES42, 2006
Number of terror plots foiled in UK
revealed. ES94, 2014
Ocean Blue. The Encyclopedia Man and Plot to
Kill Queen. Feature. ES58, 2008
Officer resigns over his wife's sex role.
Officials meet with US Homeland Security.
Operation Crevice/Crevis and the fertiliser
bomb plot. Huge AQ attack in UK foiled.
Operation Crevice/Crevis. The Fertiliser
Bomb Plot. Targets Revealed. Feature. ES40,
Operation Crevis. MI5 performed 33,000 hours
of surveillance. ES48, 2007
Operation nearly compromised by leaks. ES48,
Operation Pathway. MI5 wanted more time as
Downing Street announcers 'major terror
plot' thwarted. ES62, 2009
Operation Pitsford. MI5 thwart AQ plot
thwart worst potential attack since 9/11.
Operation Salt. Counter terrorist operation.
Operation Uncritical. Joint investigation
with Lithuanian security services stops RIRA
attempt to purchase weapons for terrorist
purposes. ES76, 2011
Operations across Manchester in AQ alert.
Operations Madronna and Crystal (IRA
countermeasures). ES7, 2002
Osama Bin-Laden. London plot uncovered by
MI5. ES2, 2001
Pakistan Embassy, London. MI5 bugging
operation. ES86, 2013
Plot to free AQ prisoners by helicopter
foiled. ES62, 2009
Records released show MI5 and other UK
agencies launched 30,000 bugging operation
in 12 months. ES30 2004/5
Recruitment drive launched to increase
personnel. ES7, 2002
Recruitment. MI5 reject anyone over 5ft 11
inch tall. ES25, 2004
Regional headquarters to be established
throughout UK to tackle AQ. ES37, 2005/6
Release of intelligence files on MI5's
famous spycatcher Guy Liddell. ES82, 2012
Report on FSB spying circulated: 'Security
Service Espionage Alert'. ES33, 2005
Royal Wootton Bassett. Three AQ plotters
plead guilty to terror charges. ES84, 2014
Russia poses a substantial threat over its
espionage activities. Warning. ES33, 2005
Russian hitman arrested after sting
operation in the Hilton Hotel. ES50, 2007
Satyr. Microphone programme. ES86, 2013
Secret Armies. Elite UK surveillance unit
returns to North Ireland as terrorists
strike. Feature. ES62, 2009
Secret Campus Wars. Feature on AQ
infiltration of British universities. ES36,
Secret under MI5 officer 'Jack King'
inspiration behind a legendary spy
character. Feature. ES90, 2014
Security Minister Lord West warns 'great
terror plot forming. Feature. ES59, 2008
Security planning begins ahead of 10th
anniversary of London 7/7 bombings. Feature.
Security Service concerns as AQ targets 2012
London Olympic Games. ES74, 2011
Security Service disable sarin gas plan in
London. ES35, 2005
Security Service operation uncovers huge
Atlantic Ocean airplane bomb plot. ES43,
Security Service surveilling 30-strong SVR
spy ring in London. ES51, 2007
Security Service warn of a 'great terror
plot' forming in UK. ES59, 2008
Security Service warns of Hinduja brothers (Gopichand
and Srichand). ES2, 2001
Service accused of complicity in torture of
former Guantanamo inmates. Feature. ES62,
Service and chemical plot safe house. ES41,
Service and CIA interrogation methods. ES64,
Service cancels all leave ahead of London
Olympics. ES79, 2012
Service cool towards use of telephone tap
secured intelligence. ES54, 2008
Service did not see 'shoe bomber' Richard
Reid's connection to AQ. ES7, 2002
Service involved with countering 30 AQ plots
involving 200 groups or networks and 2,000
individuals. ES55, 2008
Service loses track of AQ suspects alleged
to have smuggled SAM-7 surface-to-air
missiles into UK. ES16, 2003
Service monitors young Britons attempting to
reach al-Qaida training camps in North
Africa. ES76, 2011
Service offers £2,000 for lost MI5 laptop
computer. ES57, 2008
Service officer quizzed over CIA
interrogation methods of AQ suspects.
Feature. ES61, 2009
Service probes assassination attempt on
London-based Russian banker German
Gorbuntsov. Feature. Underworld: The
Assassination List. ES81, 2012
Service responds with major listing of 7/7
rumours and reality. Feature. ES48, 2007
Service searches for AQ operatives who
groomed Exeter restaurant bomber. Feature.
Service seeks to bring in new IT experts and
retire 'old hands'. ES67, 2010
Service sees surge in job applications.
Service stations for A4 Watchers Division on
the move. ES49, 2007
Service traces AQ media unit and identify
its creator. ES57, 2008
Service warns of rising tensions in Northern
Ireland. ES83, 2013
Service warns of Russian espionage upsurge
whilst UK combating terrorism. Feature.
Service warns UK subjected to 1,000 cyber
attacks an hour. ES82, 2012
Sinn Fein to 'sue' over MI5 bugs. ES1, 2001
Slovakian cafe sting traps RIRA men. ES10,
Soviet Spy in MI5? Infamous traitor may have
been protected by MI5 insider. Feature.
Spooks drama 'thwarting' recruitment drive.
Spycatchers net former MI6 officer, Daniel
Houghton, as he tries to sell national
secrets for £2m. ES68, 2010
Stephen Lander, Director-General. Lecture.
Stormy Water. Feature on MI5 and alleged
torture. ES67, 2010
Strange But True series). ES56, 2008
Strange But True. Feature - MI5's Room
Service. Bugging operations across London.
Suicide truck bomb plot investigated. ES26,
Support for 42 Days terror detention.
Feature. ES56, 2008
Surveillance footage of AQ Crevice gang with
fertiliser. ES44, 2006
Surveillance increase on suspect AQ
recruiters at UK universities. ES44, 2006
Surveillance of Trans-Atlantic Bomb Plotter.
Feature. ES55, 2008
Surveillance Success. Feature - MI5 disable
Christmas bomb attacks in London and other
UK cities. ES72, 2011
Surveillance. MI5 has 20 on-going
counter-terrorist operations against AQ
cells in UK. ES41, 2006
Surveillance. Post-war changes and new
technologies. See Tradecraft - Surveillance.
The Changing Face of Surveillance. A
Necessary Dark Art? Part 2.
Informative overview covering the last one
hundred years of this vital intelligence
element. (TC) ES94, 2014
Surveillance. The Changing Face of
Surveillance. A Necessary Dark Art? Part 1.
Feature. Informative overview covering the
last one hundred years of this vital
intelligence element. (TC) ES93, 2014
Suspected assassin of Boris Berezovsky
identified. Feature. ES57, 2008
T-Branch (Irish Section). ES3, 2001
Telephone tap information. Debate on use in
UK courts. ES54, 2008
Tentacles of ISIS. Feature. ISIS operatives
and supporters launch and prepare attacks in
Canada, UK, America and Europe. ES94, 2014
The Female Touch. Feature - MI5 drive to
increase numbers of female operators. ES49,
The Intel Walk-in. Feature. Service recruits
French agent to infiltrate terror group.
The Recruiters. How would-be jihadists are
using tradecraft to recruit and travel to
Syria and Iraq.Feature. ES92, 2014
The Registry. ES63, 2009
The Ricin Plot (2003). Threads to other AQ-UK
operations in London and Manchester (2009).
The Spies Who Wrote Me. MI5 officer faces
legal action to block publication of new
book. Feature. ES74, 2011
The Strange Case of Moazzam Begg. MI5
documents. Feature. ES93, 2014
The supposed MI5/Army plot to bring down the
British Government. (The Wilson Plot).
Feature. ES40, 2006
The Wilson Plot. MI5 respond officially.
Threat Level Black. Feature - MI5 uncover
plot to kill thousands of civilians. ES16,
Tinkerbell. MI5 telephone wiretap operation.
Top Secret. Operation Crevice/Crevis.
Service warns about release of intelligence.
Feature. ES68, 2010
Tracking Jewish terrorists in 1946. ES18,
True Spies. How MI5 infiltrated political
subversives. ES14, 2002
Tube Plot. MI5 discover plot to flood
Underground with nerve gas sarin. ES1, 2001
Two ETA operatives arrested in London. ES80,
Two major AQ attacks foiled after 7/7 -
admission. ES37, 2005/6
UK Graduate Recruitment Review. MI5
popularity over MI6. ES49, 2007
UK Jihadists Most Bloodthirsty in Syria.
Feature. ES91, 2014
UK Secrets. Feature - MI5 Watchers Service
garages. ES33, 2005
Under Observance. Feature on 21/7 bombers as
MI5 surveillance at breaking point. ES39,
Undercover operations in prisons launched to
monitor AQ recruiters. Feature. ES60, 2009
Underground London operation identified AQ
terror cell maker. ES60, 2009
Unidentified Assassin. Plot to kill Boris
Berezovsky foiled. ES61, 2009
Universities and Terrorists. Feature. MI5
continues to seek out al-Qaida's hidden
sleepers. ES74, 2011
Universities infiltrated by MI5. ES16, 2003
Use of a Removal Firm. (See Spy Tradecraft).
Wanted - Vehicle Body Repair Technicians.
Service advertises for new staff. ES49, 2007
Warning of attack issued to Downing Street.
Warning on deadly viruses. Feature. ES46,
Warnings issued of AQ determination to use a
radioactive bomb. ES45, 2006
WWII project using trained peregrine falcons
to kill pigeons sent by German spies. (See
Animals and Espionage). ES72, 2011