US National Counterintelligence & Security Centre Launches Campaign to Help Guard Against Threats From Nation State Actors.

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) has disseminated videos, brochures, and other informative materials to help the private sector guard against growing threats from foreign intelligence entities and other adversaries. “Make no mistake, American companies are squarely in the cross-hairs of well-financed nation-state actors, who are routinely breaching private sector networks, stealing proprietary data, … More US National Counterintelligence & Security Centre Launches Campaign to Help Guard Against Threats From Nation State Actors.

Legislation Introduced to Strengthen USA’s Ability to Combat Economic Espionage

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has introduced the Deterring Espionage by Foreign Entities through National Defense (DEFEND) Act, which would update the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) to better address the growing threat of economic and industrial espionage perpetrated by foreign actors. This legislation increases the damages available for victims … More Legislation Introduced to Strengthen USA’s Ability to Combat Economic Espionage

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

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

‘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

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

Insider Sentenced for Economic Espionage

California Engineer Sold Satellite Secrets to “Foreign Agent” On July 7, 2016, three days after his fellow Americans had celebrated the nation’s Independence Day, engineer Gregory Allen Justice, who worked for a cleared government contractor in California, was arrested in a hotel room for selling sensitive satellite information to someone he believed was a Russian … More Insider Sentenced for Economic Espionage