French Official ‘Suspected of Spying for North Korea’

According to news reports, a senior official in the French Senate has been arrested on the suspicion of spying for North Korea. Benoît Quennedey is a senior administrator in France’s upper house of parliament in the department of architecture, heritage and gardens. He is also president of the Association d’amitié Franco-Coréenne (AAFC)  Franco-Korean Friendship Association in English. Judicial … More French Official ‘Suspected of Spying for North Korea’

British Student Jailed For Life on Charge of Spying in UAE

UPDATE: 27.11.2018 – Matthew Hedges is pardoned with immediate effect – and returns to London. Matthew Hedges, 31, A British PhD student of Durham has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of spying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a charge that he has always denied. Mr Hedges was arrested at … More British Student Jailed For Life on Charge of Spying in UAE

Japan to Provide Cyber-Security Equipment to Zimbabwe To Tackle Cyber and Transnational Crimes

Japan will be assisting Zimbabwe with cyber-security equipment so that the country is more able to tackle cyber-crime and transnational crimes. On 12 November 2018, Ambassador Iwado and the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, the Hon. Professor Mthuli Ncube, signed agreements to this effect. The equipment will be used by the Zimbabwe Republic Police … More Japan to Provide Cyber-Security Equipment to Zimbabwe To Tackle Cyber and Transnational Crimes

Check Point Reports Vulnerabilities in ChineseDrone Platform

Security Flaws Created Potential For Hackers to Access DJI Drone Users’ Accounts Researchers at Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, and DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today shared details of a potential vulnerability that could have impacted DJI’s infrastructure, if exploited. In a report … More Check Point Reports Vulnerabilities in ChineseDrone Platform

US IARPA Seeks “Novel Approach” to Developing Spy Proof Rooms

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has posted an Request for Information (RFI) for highly innovative approaches to securing Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) One area of interest is advanced materials or techniques to fully shield SCIFs from unintended radio frequency (RF), optical, magnetic, or acoustic transmissions. … More US IARPA Seeks “Novel Approach” to Developing Spy Proof Rooms

US Court Accuses Chinese of Hacking US Aerospace Companies

According to the New York Times, the United States District Court, Southern District of California indicted two Chinese intelligence officers and five hackers of commercial espionage by hacking into corporate computer systems to steal intellectual property from the aerospace industry. The indictment, which had been under seal since June, states that the“Jiangsu Province Ministry of … More US Court Accuses Chinese of Hacking US Aerospace Companies

Chinese Target French Companies Through Social Networks

According to the French Newspaper Le Figaro, thousands of employees of the French civil services have been “approached” by China, through professional social networks, such as LinkedIn Le Figaro claims that officers of DGIS (Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure) and DGSE (Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure) have uncovered massive looting of sensitive data by … More Chinese Target French Companies Through Social Networks

Journalists Phones Hacked By Dutch Public Prosecutor

Dutch Newspaper NRC Handelsblad (NRC) reports that the Public Prosecutor has used “coercive measures” against journalists no less than 15 times over the past 3 years.  In information sourced from the Open Government Act, data reports that the coercive measures included; retrieving phone data, eavesdropping on telephone calls, and the requisition of journalistic materials. Ferdinand Grapperhaus … More Journalists Phones Hacked By Dutch Public Prosecutor

Taiwan Naval Officer Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Classified Information

According to a recent article in the South China Morning Post, Taiwan has arrested a Naval Offer for allegedly stealing classified information whilst serving on the Chen De La Fayette Frigate (FFG-1208)  between July 2011 and June 2018 in what is thought to be an espionage case.  Master Petty Officer Hung, is accused of illegally copying … More Taiwan Naval Officer Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Classified Information

What Businessweek Got Wrong About Apple

The October 8, 2018 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek incorrectly reports that Apple found “malicious chips” in servers on its network in 2015. As Apple has repeatedly explained to Bloomberg reporters and editors over the past 12 months, there is no truth to these claims. Apple provided Bloomberg Businessweek with the following statement before their story was … More What Businessweek Got Wrong About Apple