I See England, I See FranceApparently, it's England's underpants that are being seen this week.
From the BBC
Russia's intelligence agency, the FSB, has accused British agents of storing and exchanging classified information using a fake rock on a Russian street.
In itself, no big deal. The great game goes on without pause. What made this story interesting to me, though, was the rock. Spies, if I remember correctly, often deposit information at a secure location, where it is retrieved at a later time. It's called a 'dead drop' because there's no need for two people to meet face to face. It's far less risky.
Well, this was a dead drop, but in a new way. The agent simply walked near the rock, wirelessly beamed the intelligence, and walked off. Very simple and certainly nothing revolutionary--for us--but I'd never heard of it being used in espionage before.
Their password to retrieve the data was probably "password."