How to Infiltrate a Hostile Alliance – Sins of a Solar Spymaster #5

War in EVE Online is fought on many different fronts. Direct conflict can take a heavy toll on both sides in terms of not only ships, but the resources to build them and even corporation...
War in EVE Online is fought on many different fronts. Direct conflict can take a heavy toll on both sides in terms of not only ships, but the resources to build them and even corporation loyalties. The latter in particular can wreck havoc on an unsuspecting enemy, especially when cleverly executed espionage is employed. In the most recent edition of Sins of a Solar Spymaster, the Mittani provides a unique insight as to how surprisingly easy the espionage game can be played, and how sometimes it’s best to keep things simple:

What could Veritas have done differently? First, they should have held their potential capital recruit to a higher standard of scrutiny. Capital pilots are privy to far more strategic information than the regular membership, so you must be especially certain they are not spies. They could have checked his employment history and contacted the CEOs or known members of his prior corporations for references; had they done this, they may have found that the character had been sold, and that the 'Lenutza' applying to Veritas was not the same 'Lenutza' as before. They could have investigated the character sales section of the Eve-Online forums looking for evidence of a potential sale. At the very least, they could have resisted the urge to believe what they wanted to believe, and held Blitter in a 'trial period' of sorts where his access and information had been limited. But, they didn't.

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