UK Government Employee “Detained” in China

British Consulate Officer, Simon Cheng Man-kit, a trade and investment officer at the Hong Kong consulate’s Scottish Development International section has been detained in mainland China.  The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office reported that Simon Cheng had attended a business event in Shenzhen, Southeast China  8th August, but had gone missing while returning to Hong … More UK Government Employee “Detained” in China

UK MoD Looking to Fill Senior Defence Digital & IT Roles

UK Ministry of Defence is looking to fill two positions in their Digital and IT Function inside the MoD; Director Defensive Cyber and Risk  The Director Defensive Cyber and Risk is responsible for leading defensive cyber activities, including traditional IT, operational technology, weapons platforms and electro-magnetic spectrum security. As a direct report to the Chief … More UK MoD Looking to Fill Senior Defence Digital & IT Roles

Microsoft Human Contractors Are Listening to Skype Calls

Microsoft human contractors are listening to live audio and video Skype calls through the app’s translation service. The leak came after tech Motherboard obtained a cache of internal documents, screenshots and audio recordings. At the time the story broke, Skype’s privacy statement said, “When you use Skype’s translation features, Skype collects and uses your conversation to … More Microsoft Human Contractors Are Listening to Skype Calls

Cathay Pacific Storing Images of Passengers “For as Long as Necessary”

Airline Cathay Pacific have revealed in its latest privacy policy that they routinely record passengers through CCTV whilst on-board and at the airport and retain the images and data for as long as necessary. The very detailed, and honest privacy policy lists not only the standard data collected such as; API (Advanced Passenger Information) and in-airport … More Cathay Pacific Storing Images of Passengers “For as Long as Necessary”

Cyber Strategy Update Shows How UK Intelligence is Thwarting Attack

The NCSC’s Active Cyber Defence report for 2019 has been published. A scam to defraud thousands of UK citizens using a fake email address spoofing a UK airport was one of a wide range of cyber-attacks successfully prevented by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a report revealed. Details of the criminal campaign are just … More Cyber Strategy Update Shows How UK Intelligence is Thwarting Attack

Cairo Court Sentences 6 on Charges of Espionage for Iran

In Egypt, The Supreme State Security Criminal Court sentenced an Al-Azhar professor to 15 years in prison and a fine of  500,000 (Egyptian Pound) while sentencing five others to life in prison with a 500,000 fine each, on charges of espionage for Iran. The computer used by the defendants was confiscated and placed under the … More Cairo Court Sentences 6 on Charges of Espionage for Iran

Amazon Admits to Keeping Some Alexa Voice Recordings Indefinitely

Amazon have made a worrying admission that they keep Echo devices and Alexa voice recordings indefinitely if the customer doesn’t delete them. The admission came in a letter to Senator Christopher Coons from Amazon VP of public policy Brian Huseman, in which he said; “We retain customers’ voice recordings and transcripts until the customer chooses … More Amazon Admits to Keeping Some Alexa Voice Recordings Indefinitely

Leidos Awarded Contract to Support Counterintelligence Operations

Leidos has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) to provide intelligence support services. AFOSI is a federal law enforcement agency with responsibility for conducting criminal investigations, counterintelligence, specialised investigative activities, and integrated force protection. Leidos will support the organisation’s Terrorism Analysis Support Services by providing AFOSI program … More Leidos Awarded Contract to Support Counterintelligence Operations

Chesley Brown Int. Announces New Special Operations Unit to Combat the Global Rise in Corporate Espionage

The security experts at Chesley Brown International have announced the formation of a new elite special operations unit, headed by former FBI special agent Marvin O. “Dell” Spry. This new elite counterespionage team combines the unparalleled operational capability of Chesley Brown International with the investigative prowess of the FBI to provide comprehensive protection and risk … More Chesley Brown Int. Announces New Special Operations Unit to Combat the Global Rise in Corporate Espionage

Iran says it has sentenced Iranian woman to 10 years for spying for UK

Reuters has reported today (13/05/2019), that Iran said it had sentenced an Iranian woman to 10 years prison for spying for Britain, as tension rises between Tehran and some Western countries over its nuclear and missile programs. “An Iranian who was in charge of Iran desk in the British Council and was cooperating with Britain’s … More Iran says it has sentenced Iranian woman to 10 years for spying for UK