Jack Barsky was recruited by the KGB and spent ten years as an undercover agent in the United States. He severed his relations with the KGB in 1988 and had a corporate career in information technology. He was captured by the FBI in 1997. In 2015, 60 Minutes ran a story on Barsky's life and undercover work. Barsky lives in Georgia with his wife, Shawna, and their daughter, Trinity.