7 Grave tech mistakes of Russian spies TOI Tech Spies are commonly believed to be not only well versed in technology but use super technology to cover their traces. Not really, as the recent FBI crackdown on a Russian spy ring shows. In a sweep operation late last month, US authorities arrested 10 Russians in four locations cross US and charged them with conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notifying the US. Though it may not exactly be said what led to these spies getting caught, investigations, however, have revealed that the suspected spies, who relied heavily on technology, faulted big time on it. In fact, some of the technology errors made by the spies appear plain naive. Here are some of the big technology mistakes that the suspected Russian spies made.