Nato nation Albania popular about sensitive intelligence data online

Nato nation Albania popular about sensitive intelligence data online

Albania, a Nato country, is posting sensitive information about its most senior intelligence operations on the internet, making details about their identities, vehicles, operational roles, and how it potentially appears to be dangerous that could have international consequences.

Salary and expense data posted on the website of Albania's Ministry of Finance show a wealth of details about the State Intelligence Service, including the locations of field offices, cash withdrawals, and minutiae searches as the plumbers, technicians and mechanics they use.

The records show the names and numbers of agents in the service, known locally and in the intelligence community as SHISH, operating inside Albania and abroad, including two with sensitive posts at Nato headquarters in Brussels. The spreadsheets Albanian operatives – some working under diplomatic cover – in Belgium, Greece, Kosovo, Italy, Macedonia and Serbia.