The Espionage Economy - U.S. firms are making billions selling spyware to dictators

The Espionage Economy – U.S. firms are making billions selling spyware to dictators

Cean Cyber Security, Spying

U.S. firms are making billions selling spyware to dictators. Ricardo Martinelli resides in a condo at the Atlantis, a luxury high-rise on Florida’s Biscayne Bay made famous by the TV series Miami Vice. A hefty, white-haired billionaire, Martinelli, 63, was viewed just a few years ago as one of Latin America’s most popular leaders: From 2009 until 2014, he was …

BlueScope Steel stung by alleged corporate espionage

BlueScope Steel stung by alleged corporate espionage

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BlueScope is trying desperately to retrieve ‘highly sensitive and commercially valuable’ information allegedly stolen by a disgruntled former employee. On the day long-serving BlueScope software development manager Chinnari Sridevi “Sri” Somanchi was to be made redundant in June 2015, she was suddenly busy on the phone. For the next two hours her redundancy meeting was delayed while Ms Somanchi was …

Router Hack Creates 'Ultimate Listening Device' To Monitor a Country's Entire Internet Traffic

Router Hack Creates ‘Ultimate Listening Device’ To Monitor a Country’s Entire Internet Traffic

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A flaw in router security and the architecture of the Internet allows attacks to monitor, reroute and copy the Internet traffic of an entire country – Reuters LONDON – Malicious software that can infect the hardware that comprises much of the core architecture of the Internet has allowed hackers to create what has been dubbed the “ultimate listening device.” The software, the origin of which …

A New Age of Espionage

A New Age of Espionage

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CYBER-CAFÉS were once a favoured tool of Western intelligence and security agencies. They were inconspicuous, cheap to establish and highly effective. Set up near an international summit buzzing with targets, or close to a mosque favoured by Islamist extremists, these facilities allowed their masters to monitor browsing habits, obtain targets’ logins and passwords, and plant spyware for future use. This …

NYPD Cop Arrested for Hacking the FBI, Traffic Databases in Elaborate Scam

NYPD Cop Arrested for Hacking the FBI, Traffic Databases in Elaborate Scam

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New York City Police Department (NYPD) inspector has been arrested and charged with hacking into a restricted NYPD computer and other sensitive law enforcement databases, including at the FBI, in an effort to run a scam targeting traffic accident victims. According to the complaint, Yehuda Katz, an auxiliary deputy inspector with New York’s finest, surreptitiously installed multiple electronic devices in …

Espionage – A Modern Day Bug

Espionage – A Modern Day Bug

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If you thought Q’s list of inconspicuous devices and covert gadgets were isolated for 007 and the forthcoming James Bond blockbuster, think again. Espionage is alive, well and thriving within private residences and across the commercial / corporate landscape. Our latest editorial piece has been designed to provide you with a brief insight into this growing trend and to highlight …

Bugging of phones by jealous partners 'rife': Campaign group warns women to guard against 'spyware' which tells a suspicious husband or boyfriend how they use device

Bugging of phones by jealous partners ‘rife’: Campaign group warns women to guard against ‘spyware’ which tells a suspicious husband or boyfriend how they use device

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Spying on spouses through phone ‘spyware’ is rife, pressure groups say Bugging systems can tell suspicious partner how they are using phones Jealous spouses can spy on calls, texts and even track phone by its GPS Some devices are easily available to buy in Britain for less than £100 Spying on spouses and partners through mobile phone bugging systems has …

Fake mobile towers in central Oslo may snoop on politicians, report reveals

Fake mobile towers in central Oslo may snoop on politicians, report reveals

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Norwegian Parliament in Oslo. (AFP Photo/NTB Scanpix/Terje Bendiksby) A network of fake base mobile stations that can snoop on leading politicians’ mobile phones, as well as ordinary people, has been discovered in central Oslo, some outside Norway’s parliament and the prime minister’s residence, according to a report. Investigative journalists from the Aftenposten newspaper have detected a number of places in …

A Primer on Industrial Espionage - How Corporate Spies Steal Trade Secrets

A Primer on Industrial Espionage – How Corporate Spies Steal Trade Secrets

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Industrial Espionage: A Prologue Imagine you’re the CEO of a midsize company. Your goal is to outmaneuver the competition and snag a significant share of the market. Your firm might achieve this by delivering a useful product or service that consumers feel is worth the price. You’re not the only company doing this, so you might also opt for savvy positioning, …

An Eavesdropping Lamp that Livetweets Private Conversations

An Eavesdropping Lamp that Livetweets Private Conversations

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Brian House and Kyle McDonald’s creation, the Conversnitch, impersonates a lightbulb or lamp while eavesdropping on and livetweeting nearby conversations. Photo: Kyle McDonald As former NSA director Michael Hayden learned on an Amtrak train last year, anyone with a smartphone instantly can become a livetweeting snoop. Now a whole crowd of amateur eavesdroppers could be as close as the nearest …