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[ISN] FBI joins investigation into MI6 spy's death

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Sep 27 2010 - 07:08:42 GMT

By Gordon Thomas and Patrick Sawer
25 Sep 2010

The bureau has employed face recognition technology at US airports in a
bid to establish whether Gareth Williams travelled in and out of the US
any stage with a couple answering the description of two people Scotland
Yard have appealed to come forward in connection with his death.

The couple, of 'Mediterranean' appearance, were thought to have visited
Mr Williams's flat in Pimlico sometime in June or July. Scotland Yard
believes the pair, in their thirties, were known to Mr Williams since
neighbours do not recall buzzing them into the address.

So far no trace of the couple has been found and detectives believe they
could be significant to the inquiry.

Mr Williams, a computing and maths prodigy whose funeral on Friday was
attended by Sir John Sawers, the head of MI6, had made regular trips to
the United States, where he worked on secondment to the US National
Security Agency (NSA) in Fort Meade, Maryland, helping to create
defences against cyberattack on banking and infrastructure systems.


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