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

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

TSCM Cyber Security, Spying

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

TSCM Cyber Security, Spying

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, …

What Two BYU Professors Discovered Concealed Under a Classroom Stool Has Led to a Campus Police Investigation

What Two BYU Professors Discovered Concealed Under a Classroom Stool Has Led to a Campus Police Investigation

TSCM Bugging Device Found

When two professors were recently working inside of a classroom at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, they noticed something hidden under a stool that has sparked a campus police investigation: a secretly concealed audio recorder. The device — found in a classroom inside the Joseph Smith Building where religion classes are taught and where faculty meetings are held — …

An Eavesdropping Lamp that Livetweets Private Conversations

An Eavesdropping Lamp that Livetweets Private Conversations

TSCM Bugging Device Found, Cyber Security

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 …

FBI Investigating Ex-Ford Engineer After Listening Devices Found in Meeting Rooms

FBI Investigating Ex-Ford Engineer After Listening Devices Found in Meeting Rooms

TSCM Bugging Device Found

Eight listening devices were found in the automaker’s meeting rooms on July 11 following a search of its building by federal agents. Three weeks earlier, a search warrant was served on the residence of former engineer, Sharon Leach, in Wyandotte. Several Sansa listening devices like this one seen here were found inside of Ford Motor Co.’s meeting rooms after a …

California man sentenced to 15 years for corporate spying on DuPont

California man sentenced to 15 years for corporate spying on DuPont

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A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28 million after his rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China the technology that creates a white pigment. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in Oakland said Walter Liew had “turned against his adopted country over greed.” A jury previously convicted the 56-year-old Liew …

No evidence of GSOC bugging, Cooke report finds

No evidence of GSOC bugging, Cooke report finds

TSCM Eavesdropping Laws

Minister says she has confidence in board of GSOC Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald speaking to media after a Cabinet meeting after the publication of the investigation by Mr Justice John Cooke into alleged breaches of security at the GSOC offices. Photograph: Alan Betson An official inquiry has found no evidence to support concerns of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission …

Hacker Gang Used Tiny Screen-grabbing 'bug' Installed by Bogus Repairman in Audacious Cyber-heist Plot to Steal Millions from Santander Bank

Hacker Gang Used Tiny Screen-grabbing ‘bug’ Installed by Bogus Repairman in Audacious Cyber-heist Plot to Steal Millions from Santander Bank

TSCM Bugging Device Found, Cyber Security

An ‘audacious’ plot to siphon millions of pounds from a bank, using a device installed on one of its computers by a fake maintenance worker, has been smashed, police said today. A gang targeted a Santander branch in Surrey Quays, London, and installed a gizmo on one of the computers that allowed the contents of the screen to be viewed …

Ricardo Patiño: Bug found in Ecuador's London Embassy

Ricardo Patino: Bug found in Ecuadorean Embassy in London

TSCM Bugging Device Found, Spying

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño revealed at a news conference in Quito that a hidden spy microphone had been uncovered in the office of the Ecuadorian ambassador to London, Ana Alban. Denouncing the find as yet more evidence of the loss of ethics in government relations on an international level, he told the press conference, “We regret to inform that …