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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” …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 …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 …read more

Hackers hack their own investigators

February 8th, 2012|

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 …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 …read more

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

August 10th, 2011|

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 …read more