All Blacks bugging: Man charged over device found in team's Sydney hotel room

All Blacks manager Darren Shand ‘shocked’ after listening device found

TSCM Bugging Device Found, Eavesdropping Prosecution

All Blacks manager Darren Shand ‘shocked’ after listening device found at team’s hotel, court told. All Blacks rugby union team manager Darren Shand has told a Sydney court he was “shocked” when a listening device was discovered at the team’s hotel in Sydney last year. Adrian Gard, who was a security guard for the All Blacks for 10 years, has …

Alexa Hack Allows Continuous Eavesdropping

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Alexa Hack Allows Continuous Eavesdropping.  The Amazon Echo, that living room gadget that acts as a home for the Alexa smart personal assistant, can be hacked to allow eavesdropping on unsuspecting consumers. Researchers at MWR InfoSecurity have created a proof of concept for an attack that allows miscreants to record and stream conversations that take place within Alexa’s “hearing,” and …

Lesotho Prime Minister Thabane’s Office Bugged

Lesotho: Prime Minister Thabane’s Office Bugged

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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 …

Bugging Device Found in Ghana Ministerial Office

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Bugging device found in Ghana ministers office.  The former Ghana Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has admitted planting the audio-visual recording device which was recently discovered in Mr John Peter Amewu’s office. It was revealed on Monday that the office of the current Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu, had been bugged.  A secret camera and recorder …

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 …

Hunt ‘responsible for bugging chambers’

Hunt ‘responsible for bugging chambers’

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Hunt ‘responsible for bugging chambers’.  KwaZulu-Natal advocate Penny Hunt has been suspended from practising as an advocate for six months. Penny Hunt arrives at the high court on a previous occasion. Two judges ruled that she displayed unprofessional conduct and a lack of judgment. (File) This is the punishment determined by high court judges Albert Kruger and Connie Mocumie, who …

Secret Recording

New Zealand PM spoke to police over Todd Barclay’s secret recording

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PM Bill English spoke to police over Todd Barclay’s secret recording.  Prime Minister Bill English has admitted police spoke to him about Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay secretly recording his staff members. “The substance of my statement to the police is that he told me there were recordings of his staff,” Mr English told media this afternoon. Mr Barclay had been …