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Husband Spies on Wife

October 19th, 2014|

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 agency to plant hidden surveillance devices in his home.

Miss Ambrosiadou, one of the world’s richest women, supposedly hired a security …read more

Fawlty Towers, KGB style

July 30th, 2014|

Ever had the feeling that you were being spied on? If you visited Estonia before 1991 it is almost guaranteed that you were.

Estonia’s largest hotel, The Sokos Hotel Viru in Tallin, has 23 floors.
However, the creaky old elevator only goes as far as the 22nd. During the Soviet era the top floor was completely reserved for the KGB and from here the agency bugged 60 of the hotel’s rooms.

They ran a surveillance operation that was …read more

Marital mistrust sparks bomb scare

May 5th, 2014|

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 radio tracker placed on the car by a private detective. He had been hired by the car owner’s wife who …read more

Monarch Bugged

June 2nd, 2013|

British Government papers reveal MI5 spied on their own Monarch.

According to official documents released this month, The current Queen’s uncle King Edward VIII was spied on by his own government during the constitutional crisis of 1936.

Documents from the Cabinet Office archives show that In November of that year the General Post Office (GPO) were ordered by MI5 to put wiretaps on phone calls between the King’s home at Fort Belvedere, Windsor Great Park, and Mrs …read more

What motivates a spy?

April 27th, 2013|

This week a former Dutch foreign ministry worker was sentenced to 12 years in jail for spying. Raymond Poeteray, aged 51 passed Dutch and NATO military secrets to Russia. It emerged during his trial that the only motive Poeteray had for his actions was financial.

However money is not the only reason for why people engage in espionage. A trawl through this week’s newspapers gives us an insight into just some of the other motivations that …read more

Farnborough Security Show 2013

February 25th, 2013|

QCC Global are exhibiting at the ADS Security and Policing Home Office Security Exhibition at Farnborough FIVE from 12 to 14 March 2013.

The Security and Policing Exhibition provides a platform for police, law enforcement and security professionals to engage with the highest levels of security expertise. The largest event of its kind in the UK, the exhibition showcases world leading security technologies, products and solutions to police, governments, organisations and agencies from around the world.

Visit …read more

Dubai 2013

January 27th, 2013|

QCC Global are exhibiting at the ASIS 4th Middle East Security Conference and Exhibition, at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City from 17 to 19 February 2013.

The conference is the perfect place to catch up on all the very latest developments in a host of security related fields including: supply chain security, loss prevention, hotel security, intellectual property, executive protection, competitive intelligence, physical security, cyber security and global business issues.

Leaders in the field of TSCM and with many years …read more

Military Nightmare Scenario

January 1st, 2013|

Westminster politicians have today used the strongest possible language to warn of cyber attacks against the armed services.

The Commons Defence Committee reported to parliament that a sustained cyber attack could “fatally compromise” the military’s ability to operate.

Stating that the cyber threat is evolving at an “almost unimaginable speed” the cross-bench committee’s report warned that our military’s reliance on IT could leave it ‘fatally compromised’.

The British armed services are among the most advanced armed forces on …read more

Neil Muirhead and Trevor McKenzie jailed for Neil Lennon parcel bomb plot

March 30th, 2012|

Neil McKenzie and Trevor Muirhead have been convicted of sending a ‘bomb’ to Celtic’s manager.

Covert recordings made by a police device hidden in the car of defendant Neil McKenzie had formed a major part of the prosecution’s case.

The trial in Glasgow of the men accused of sending an improvised device to Celtic manager Neil Lennon had taken an unexpected turn on 28th March. Until then the charge had been attempted murder, but this was changed …read more

New Zealand Ministers targetted by surveillance bugs

February 10th, 2012|

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 was found to have been tampered with.

A sense of shock ran through the Wellington Parliament at the news. New Zealand’s …read more