Grand Jury Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers for Hacking Offences Related to the US 2016 Election

The Department of Justice today announced that a grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment presented by the Special Counsel’s Office. The indictment charges twelve Russian nationals for committing federal crimes that were intended to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. All twelve defendants are members of the GRU, a Russian … More Grand Jury Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers for Hacking Offences Related to the US 2016 Election

Former Apple Engineer Charged With Corporate Espionage

The FBI has arrested a former engineer at Apple on charges of stealing company secrets on behalf of a Chinese start up. A complaint, filed in federal district court in California, says Xiaolang Zhang, who worked on Apple’s autonomous car project for two and a half years, was taken into custody over the weekend as … More Former Apple Engineer Charged With Corporate Espionage

Experts Downplay Old Phone Spying Concerns But Raise New Ones

Northeastern University’s computer science experts downplayed some old smartphone spying concerns but raised new ones as part of their latest research into the manner contemporary handsets operate while not in active use, particularly in regards to possible video and audio exfiltration activities. While the study found no concrete evidence that mobile microphones are being turned … More Experts Downplay Old Phone Spying Concerns But Raise New Ones

Spanish Football League Defends Phone ‘Spying’

Spanish football league La Liga has defended the privacy policy of its app after admitting it was accessing the microphone and GPS of Android users. It said it had been trying to track down venues illegally broadcasting matches, by matching audio data and phone location. The app, downloaded more than 10 million times on the … More Spanish Football League Defends Phone ‘Spying’

‘Stingray’ Spying Prompts Fears About Surveillance in USA D.C. Region

Fresh concerns about digital privacy and security are budding in Washington amid revelations of potential surveillance activity in the D.C. region in the USA Officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently disclosed signs of sophisticated technology, known colloquially as “Stingrays,” near sensitive facilities including the White House. The devices, International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers, … More ‘Stingray’ Spying Prompts Fears About Surveillance in USA D.C. Region

Sonic Attack or Faulty Equipment

In August 2017, 16 employees at the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba reported symptoms of malaise including, sharp ear pain, dull headaches, vertigo, visual focusing issues, disorientation, nausea and extreme fatigue and cognitive problems.  These symptoms occurred shortly after hearing strange sounds. By the end of September 2017, The US State Department had pulled diplomats and … More Sonic Attack or Faulty Equipment

Beat the Boss – The Fight Against Mobile Phones in Our Prisons

Take a look around you… Mobile phones – everyone has one. From the toddler on their parents’ phone watching a downloadable cartoon, to a teenager keeping in contact with their friends through social media, to the person reading their newspaper online, or an elderly person playing a crossword game on line. The number of mobile … More Beat the Boss – The Fight Against Mobile Phones in Our Prisons

Australian Crack Unit to Ward Off Threats From Espionage

A counter-espionage unit has been created within the Department of Home Affairs to link ASIO, the Australian Federal Police, Defence and other key government agencies in operations against foreign spies, following advice that more resources were needed to tackle unprecedented foreign interference. The Australian has confirmed that cabinet approved the transfer of a senior ASIO official … More Australian Crack Unit to Ward Off Threats From Espionage

Scientists Claim ‘Sonic Attacks’ in Cuba Possibly Caused by Poorly Engineered Eavesdropping Devices

  Scientists believe the root of a ‘sonic attack’ that led to the US State Department recalling 21 employees and reducing staff from its embassy in Cuba could have just been ‘bad engineering.’ In September 2017, the State Department pulled 21 diplomats and their families out of Cuba and stopped issuing travel visas to the … More Scientists Claim ‘Sonic Attacks’ in Cuba Possibly Caused by Poorly Engineered Eavesdropping Devices

UK Counter Terrorism Policing ‘ACT Campaign, Urges Public Action

As part of the ongoing ‘ACT – Action Counters Terrorism’ campaign, UK Counter Terrorism Policing is calling on the public to report any suspicious online content or activity. This comes as the UK’s specialist unit that deals with online terrorist material revealed that as well as taking down over 300,000 pieces of terrorist material, the … More UK Counter Terrorism Policing ‘ACT Campaign, Urges Public Action