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How the CIA Turned the Tables on Soviet Industrial Espionage

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Thanks to information provided by President Mitterrand of France, the U.S. knew the USSR was stealing tech. Now, the CIA had a plan - adjust the technology being stolen so it ended up sabotaging their rivals.

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It's a Cold War story involving a turncoat KGB agent, doctored computer chips, and a fiery blast in the Siberian wilderness big enough to see from space. Modern historians investigate the claim of a 1982 Russian gas pipeline explosion to see if it was the result of the world's first-ever cyber attack, a retaliatory measure ordered by Ronald Reagan to bring the Soviet Union to its knees.

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