A recent incident involving a group of friends celebrating a birthday at an Airbnb rental in British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast highlights the importance of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) inspections. The friends discovered hidden cameras in the bathrooms, which were located in broken power outlets facing the shower. After …read more
The Cabinet Office has announced that the Social media app TikTok has been banned on government electronic devices with immediate effect.
A recent security review, ordered by Cabinet Office Ministers to assess the potential vulnerability of government data on social media apps has concluded that its use has proven …read more
A former employee of a “sensitive government organization” is facing charges for allegedly endangering national security by taking confidential information home. Hasaan Arshad, 23, appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court after an investigation led by the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command. He has been charged under the Computer Misuse …read more
According to the Pentagon, a recent leak of classified documents belonging to the US Defence Department poses a significant risk to national security.
The documents contain sensitive information related to various subjects, including the war in Ukraine, China, US allies, and defence and security issues in the Middle East …read more
The US military has shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon that the pentagon claims was spying on sensitive military sites.
China insists it was a weather ship blown astray and has expressed “strong dissatisfaction” over its downing. US Navy and Coast Guard ships and divers are working to …read more
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
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
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
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
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