- Abduct Operatives
This assignment will capture one spy on the target planet and steal 1 cargo class ship and use it to send the captured spy back to your spy's home planet. This mission does require that a cargo class ship be available on the target planet and that an agent be assigned to defense.
- Assasinate Operatives
This assignment if successful will kill 1 defending spy on the planet. This mission also has a high chance, if the attempt fails, of getting your own agent killed.
- Hack Network 19
The spy assignment Hack Network 19 is used to cost a planet happiness, and if succesful results in an insulting message about the empire being posted on Network 19.
- Incite Insurrection
Incite Insurrection is a spy assignment that can transfer the ownership of a colony.
- Incite Rebellion
Incite Rebellion is a spy assignment that can deduct happiness from the target colony (works on non-alliance colonies and allied colonies).
- Incite Tea Time
"Incite Tea Time is a spy assignment that causes build times to increase, hence can be used to slow down growth of colonies." in-game description
- Political Propaganda
Political Propaganda is used to boost happiness production on your own planets.
- Rescue Comrades
When successful this mission will allow you to free one captured spy upon success, the freed spy could be one of your own or a spy belonging to another player. Failure though has an exceptionally high chance of getting your own spy caught
- Sabotage Infrastructure
Sabotage Infrastructure is a spy mission that can "shut down" one of the following building classes on a remote colony. In fact the efficiency of a building gets reduced or disables/destroys(?) a ship (see spies.pm):
- Sabotage Probes
Sabotage Probes is a Spy Assignment that if successful will destroy 1 probe currently in the Observatory of the target planet.
- Sabotage Resources
This assignment can cause damage to a number of resources on a target planet. Resources that can be destroyed include:
- Security Sweep
The Security Sweep assignment is used to capture enemy agents who are:
- Spy Assignments
There are three main categories of assignments or missions for spies.