Husband Spies on Wife

November 10th, 2015|

Multi-millionaire Dr Martin Coward is sueing his estranged wife Elena Ambrosiadou for spying and harassment.

The super-rich couple who co-founded the Ikos hedge fund split in April 2009 and have since alledgedly launched a total of 58 legal actions against each other. In the latest one, Dr Coward claims that Miss Ambrosiadou hired a major detective …read more

Do microchips contain pre-designed ‘backdoor access’ routes?

November 10th, 2015|

This is a question causing concern in America these days. The growth of the Chinese microchip industry has led senior politicians in the USA to question the wisdom of using Chinese built chips in sensitive military applications.

In particular, concerns have been raised over Chinese microchips being used by the The National Center for Computational Engineering …read more

Mobile Phones increasingly popular targets

November 10th, 2015|

Forget, voice-mail hacking; over the last couple of years, it is the bugging of mobile phones that has become a major headache for security managers.

According to a new report from Lookout Mobile Security, 54% of all smartphone users fail to password-protect  their handsets. As a result, if a spy can get some software downloaded onto …read more

Soviet Spies Bugged World’s First Electronic Typewriters

November 10th, 2015|

Keystroke loggers, which secretly record key presses on a computer keyboard, are today’s criminals tool of choice for stealing passwords, credit card details and other secrets. However, keystroke loggers are not an invention of the internet age. In fact, it has just been revealed that the world’s most successful electric typewriter was being bugged by …read more

New Zealand Ministers targetted by surveillance bugs

November 10th, 2015|

During the summer of 2011 it emerged that an audio surveillance device was discovered at the home of a New Zealand government minister.

This seems to have been a repeat of an incident in 2004, when a house that had been used as headquarters to a number of politicians was swept for bugs and one telephone …read more

EDF guilty of spying on Greenpeace

November 10th, 2011|

In Paris yesterday a court sentenced energy giant EDF’s former security chief to three years in prison for spying.

Pascal Durieux, EDF’s former head of nuclear production security was given a three-year sentence for commissioning spying against the energy watchdog charity.

He was found guilty of ordering others to commit illegal actions which included hacking into a …read more

Marital mistrust sparks bomb scare

November 10th, 2015|

When a South London businessman found a package taped to his car’s petrol tank, he called in the authorities. Police, Bomb Squad, Fire Brigade and Ambulance personnel all converged on a supermarket car park in Sutton and blocked off the surrounding streets while they investigated.

The package turned out to be nothing more dangerous than a …read more

India vs. USA

November 10th, 2015|

It sounds a bit like David and Goliath, but the Indian Military Intelligence Service is alleged to be hacking into the emails of an official US commission focused on issues of cyber-security.

The Times of India reports that Indian military intelligence documents have been posted on the Internet which discuss plans to target the US-China Economic …read more

UK caught spying on Russia

November 10th, 2015|

The British have finally come clean regarding the ‘Spy scandal that rocked Russia’.

In January 2006 Russian television ran a report showing how a plastic fake rock containing electronic equipment had been used by British diplomats to receive and transmit information.

The Russians had alleged that officials from the UK embassy in Moscow were seen downloading classified …read more

Hackers hack their own investigators

November 10th, 2015|

Private conversations between Scotland Yard and the FBI about hackers have themselves been hacked and released onto the web by the very people who were under investigation.

It was confirmed by the FBI on Friday 3rd February 2012 that a YouTube recording of a phone call between policing agencies regarding members of the “Anonymous” hacking collective …read more