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Data Theft Problem

September 27th, 2016|

Quantifying the data theft problem is not easy to do, but the answer to the question ‘how much data actually gets stolen?’ is undoubtedly “more than we think”.

A.T. Smith, the assistant director of the United States Secret Service, estimates that in 2010, cyberthieves stole 867 terabytes of data …read more

India vs. USA

August 19th, 2016|

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 …read more

UK caught spying on Russia

July 10th, 2016|

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 …read more

Corporate Espionage is Endemic

June 10th, 2016|

Getting a handle on just how many firms are actively engaging in spying on their competitors is exceedingly difficult. By its nature, such activity remains secret.

However The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India has managed to convince 1,500 CEOs from large Indian companies to anonymously answer …read more

Mobile Phones increasingly popular targets

April 10th, 2016|

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 …read more

US Secret Service Sex Scandal

March 14th, 2016|

There is no suggestion as yet of a Mata Hari like spy figure, using her womanly wiles in order to steal secrets, but the very fact that United States agents opened themselves to such a possibility has already led to the resignation of one, early retirement of another …read more

US unveils long term strategy

February 28th, 2016|

The US Government has signaled how it will deal with business data theft by foreign companies in future. It intends to ‘hit them where it matters’; in the pockets of the very organisations who are profiting from corporate espionage.

In future, when Washington feels enough evidence exists that products …read more

Soviet Spies Bugged World’s First Electronic Typewriters

February 12th, 2016|

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 been revealed that the world’s most successful …read more

John Terry’s car bugged by paperazzi

January 19th, 2016|

Surprised at how easy it had been for the paperazzi to track him, England Captain John Terry requested a search of his car. The inspection revealed the presence of a tracking device attached to his Range Rover.

Chelsea defender John Terry (30) was in court in June 2011 , …read more

Could a £15 spypen destroy a major international lawsuit?

December 10th, 2015|

After 16-years of legal wrangling it appears that a major Ecuadorian contamination lawsuit against oil giant Chevron may be on the point of collapse.

Just months before the case was scheduled to conclude,  Chevron have posted video footage on their website which they say shows evidence of Ecuadorian officials connected …read more