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EX-GE worker jailed for conspiring to steal trade secrets for China

January 18th, 2023|

Former General Electric engineer Zheng Xiaoqing, 59, has been sentenced to two years in prison in the United States following his conviction on charges of spying for China.

This is the second conviction in several weeks involving espionage that sought to gather information on the company’s turbine technology. When …read more

Chinese Tracking Device is Discovered inside UK Government Car

January 10th, 2023|

At least one Chinese tracking device was discovered inside a UK government car during a bug sweep of government vehicles.

The tracker, which contained a SIM card capable of transmitting location data, was found inside a sealed part that had been imported from China. This revelation has caused serious …read more

Calls from frontline Russian soldiers eavesdropped by Ukraine

January 5th, 2023|

Ukrainian experts have allegedly intercepted thousands of calls from Russian soldiers as they call home from the frontline.

While in Ukraine, Russian calls are being intercepted “as they go through a Ukrainian telecommunications provider or intercepted over the air,” said Dmitri Alperovitch, a cyber expert. “That doesn’t pose too …read more

UK government bans Chinese security cameras

December 19th, 2022|

The UK government has advised departments to replace Chinese surveillance equipment from sensitive sites including government buildings, based on a recent review of security risks.

Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden said that “The review has concluded that, in light of the threat to the U.K. and the increasing capability …read more

FBI Director warns of Chinese espionage on TikTok

December 6th, 2022|

Director of the FBI, Chris Wray believes TikTok poses threats to national security as a Chinese-owned app that could “manipulate content.” TikTok which boasted over 1 billion active users in 2021 is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese technology company which Wray says is in the hands of a …read more

Swedish Trial Begins for Brothers Charged with Spying for Russia

December 5th, 2022|

A trial opened in Sweden on Friday in the case of two Iranian born brothers who are charged with aggravated espionage for allegedly spying for Russia and its military intelligence service GRU for around 10 years.

Peyman Kia 42, and Payam Kia 35 appeared before the Stockholm District Court …read more

British Embassy Guard Pleads Guilty to Spying for Russia.

November 16th, 2022|

According to multiple news sources including Sky, the BBC, and Daily Mail, David Ballantyne Smith, 58, a security guard at the British embassy in Berlin is facing 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to spying for Russia by passing secrets to the Russian military attache. Giving information …read more

Greek PM Allegedly Spied on Dozens Including Rivals

November 9th, 2022|

As reported by Documento, a Greek newspaper, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been involved in spying on dozens of individuals, his targets of the alleged wiretapping were made up of potential political rivals, journalists, and businessmen.

The full list of targets is thought to have included more than 30 …read more

Liz Truss’s phone allegedly hacked by Russia.

October 31st, 2022|

According to multiple news sources including the BBC and Sky news, agents suspected of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly hacked the former prime minister’s personal phone during the Tory leadership campaign in the summer. According to the Daily Mail, up to a year’s worth of messages …read more

Ex-UK Pilots Lured to Help Chinese Military, Mod Says

October 31st, 2022|

According to the BBC and other news agencies former British military pilots are being lured to China with large sums of money to pass on their expertise to the Chinese military, it is claimed.

The UK is issuing an intelligence alert to warn former military pilots against working for …read more