Swiss Call in Russian Envoy to Protest Over Spying

Switzerland has triggered a diplomatic row with Moscow by summoning the Russian ambassador and demanding an immediate stop to espionage activity in its territory after Russian spies targeted a Swiss laboratory. According to the Financial Times, Sergei Garmonin, Moscow’s ambassador in Bern, was called to the Swiss foreign ministry in protest after Russian spies reportedly … More Swiss Call in Russian Envoy to Protest Over Spying

What Most Companies Forget When Fighting Off Cyber Attacks

Never underestimate the ingenuity and effort that burglars will put into their work. If a team of committed criminals knows that there are untold of riches lying in a bank vault, they won’t be put off by a six-inch steel door, alarms and CCTV systems – they’ll find a way through somehow. Even if it … More What Most Companies Forget When Fighting Off Cyber Attacks

2018 ERII Annual Counterespionage Conference Espionage Research Institute International (ERII)

ERII today announced registration for the 2018 Annual ERII Counterespionage Conference, a gathering of worldwide technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM), counterintelligence and counterespionage professionals, is now open to ERII members and non-members. The conference will be held September 20-22, 2018, at the Embassy Suites Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia. Three-day, two-day and single-day conference tickets are available … More 2018 ERII Annual Counterespionage Conference Espionage Research Institute International (ERII)

IPS Announces the Release of the REI ANDRE Deluxe Near-Field Detection Receiver.

International Procurement Services (IPS) announces the release of the Research Electronics International (REI) ANDRE Deluxe Near-Field Detection Receiver which offers higher frequency detection range, ultrasonic detection, new software and a new antenna which extends the frequency detection range to 12 GHz. The ANDRE detects signal activity and displays a histogram of signal strength over time. … More IPS Announces the Release of the REI ANDRE Deluxe Near-Field Detection Receiver.

Seoul Tasks 8,000 Workers with Searching For Hidden Cams in Public Bathrooms

South Korea’s capital has expanded its crackdown on the ‘hidden cam’ porn industry, ordering daily inspections of all public bathrooms for spying devices. It comes after a series of mass protests against the porn genre. Seoul authorities unveiled the new plan on Sunday (2.9.2018) aimed at ensuring that the city’s 20,554 public restrooms are free … More Seoul Tasks 8,000 Workers with Searching For Hidden Cams in Public Bathrooms

South Korea Women Hold Record Mass Rally Against ‘Spy-cam Porn’

Tens of thousands of South Korean women staged a mass rally in Seoul Saturday (4.8.18) to protest against spy-cam porn, urging tougher punishments for peeping Toms as anger over the growing scourge boils over. Since May, the monthly demonstration in Seoul has shattered records to become the biggest-ever women’s protest in South Korea where the global … More South Korea Women Hold Record Mass Rally Against ‘Spy-cam Porn’

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