Ecuador president finds spy camera in his office

Ecuador President accuses predecessor of planting spy camera in his office

TSCM Bugging Device Found, Spying

Ecuador president accuses predecessor of planting spy camera.   Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno angrily denounced his predecessor on Friday for planting a hidden video camera in his office so that he could spy on him remotely. “Shocked and furious,” Moreno wrote in a message on Twitter to denounce the discovery of the device, which he said violated his privacy. Later in …

Free Stingray Detector Apps Spies Could Outsmart

Free Stingray Detector Apps that Spies Could Outsmart

TSCM Spying, TSCM Equipment

Free Stingray-Detector Apps Spies Could Outsmart.  As smartphone users have become more aware that fake cell phone towers, known as IMSI catchers or stingrays, can spy on them, developers have rushed to offer apps that detect when your phone connects to one. Unfortunately, it seems, those tools aren’t as effective as they claim. Watching the watchers turns out to be …

Union alleges NZ Post ‘secretly eavesdropping’ on private conversations

TSCM Spying

Union alleges NZ Post ‘secretly eavesdropping’ on private conversations. New Zealand post is accused of “secretly eavesdropping” on private conversations recorded between posties and homeowners, the Postal Workers Union claims.   The audio recordings are alleged to have been made from devices on the state-owned enterprise’s new four-wheel-drive Paxster postal delivery vehicles, which are currently being rolled out throughout the …

Lesotho Prime Minister Thabane’s Office Bugged

Lesotho: Prime Minister Thabane’s Office Bugged

TSCM Bugging Device Found, Spying

Lesotho Prime Minister Thabane’s Office Bugged.  Tracking devices also found on PM’s wife’s official vehicles. HIDDEN electronic surveillance equipment has been discovered in Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s office, with some of the devices having been planted under his desk and near his landline telephone, the Lesotho Times has learnt. Sources close the matter say tracking devices were also found on …

Chinese Australia Spying

Chinese media accuses Australia of spying

TSCM Cyber Security, Spying

A Chinese state-run media outlet accuses Australia of spying on China and stealing its technology. Beijing (AFP) —  A Chinese state-run newspaper accused Australia of spying on China and stealing its technology on Thursday, weeks after Beijing rejected allegations of interference in Australian politics. An employee of China’s national security department told the Global Times that Australian intelligence agents “in …

Famous Cases of Corporate Espionage

TSCM Corporate Espionage, Cyber Security, Spying

Famous Cases of Corporate Espionage.  For as long as there has been commerce, there has been espionage. The methods for spying on competitors have changed over time, but the desire to uncover a rival’s secrets has not. Here’s a sample of some notable cases of corporate espionage. 1. Hot Commodity Père d’Entrecolles was a French Jesuit missionary in the early …

China-FBI-Spy

Feds bust Chinese corporate spy ring

TSCM Cyber Security, Eavesdropping Prosecution, Law Enforcement Surveillance, Spying

Feds bust Chinese corporate spy ring. Federal officials busted seven people involved in corporate espionage for a Chinese company, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. The seven people identified are accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets pertaining to a product called “syntactic foam,” which can be used for an array of purposes ranging from stealth technology to oil exploration. Federal …

Now Bose is Accused of Listening to its Headphone Users

TSCM Corporate Espionage, Spying

Now Bose is accused of listening to its headphone users, we’re being spied upon wherever we go. Meanwhile, researchers in California are developing an app which can listen in to phones and detect when a row is about to break out A US lawsuit claims Bose headphones can record their users” music preferences, allowing the company to sell on the …

DUP’s Peter Robinson swept office for hidden bugs and believed spooks were listening to phone calls

TSCM Law Enforcement Surveillance, Spying

DUP’s Peter Robinson swept office for hidden bugs and believed spooks were listening to phone calls.   Peter Robinson in his office back in 1980   Former DUP leader Peter Robinson was so concerned that British intelligence was spying on him that he bought equipment to sweep his offices for listening devices, according to a well-placed unionist source. The insider …