Smishing, Tinderbots and Tapjacking – Cyber Risks Explained by Blackstone Consultancy Ltd

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Smishing, Tinderbots and Tapjacking – Cyber Risks Explained  by Blackstone Consultancy  ( ) Over the past decade there have been numerous advancements in digital communications which have vastly improved the efficiency of our everyday lives. Unfortunately, as more of our personal and professional devices become connected to the Internet, cybercrime becomes a clear and present danger. According to Norton …

Alexa Hack Allows Continuous Eavesdropping

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Alexa Hack Allows Continuous Eavesdropping.  The Amazon Echo, that living room gadget that acts as a home for the Alexa smart personal assistant, can be hacked to allow eavesdropping on unsuspecting consumers. Researchers at MWR InfoSecurity have created a proof of concept for an attack that allows miscreants to record and stream conversations that take place within Alexa’s “hearing,” and …

Chinese media accuses Australia of spying

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Beijing (AFP) —  A Chinese state-run newspaper accused Australia of spying on China and stealing its technology on Thursday, weeks after Beijing rejected allegations of interference in Australian politics. An employee of China’s national security department told the Global Times that Australian intelligence agents “in disguise” collect information from Chinese people overseas or “even encourage them to subvert China”. Agents …

Famous Cases of Corporate Espionage

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Famous Cases of Corporate Espionage.  For as long as there has been commerce, there has been espionage. The methods for spying on competitors have changed over time, but the desire to uncover a rival’s secrets has not. Here’s a sample of some notable cases of corporate espionage. 1. Hot Commodity Père d’Entrecolles was a French Jesuit missionary in the early …


Feds bust Chinese corporate spy ring

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Feds bust Chinese corporate spy ring. Federal officials busted seven people involved in corporate espionage for a Chinese company, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. The seven people identified are accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets pertaining to a product called “syntactic foam,” which can be used for an array of purposes ranging from stealth technology to oil exploration. Federal …

Keylogger Found in Audio Driver of HP Laptops

Keylogger Found in Audio Driver of HP Laptops

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Keylogger Found in Audio Driver of HP Laptops. The audio driver installed on some HP laptops includes a feature that could best be described as a keylogger, which records all the user’s keystrokes and saves the information to a local file, accessible to anyone or any third-party software or malware that knows where to look. Swiss cyber-security firm modzero discovered …

Bose Headphones Eavesdrop

Bose Sued For ‘Eavesdropping’ On Headphone Users

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Bose Headphones Eavesdrop on Listeners: Lawsuit. Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged. The complaint filed on Tuesday by Kyle Zak in federal court in Chicago seeks an injunction to …

New York bill aims to limit police use of stingray phone surveillance

New York bill aims to limit police use of ‘stingray’ phone surveillance

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New York bill aims to limit police use of ‘stingray’ IMSI-catching equipment New York lawmakers are pushing a new draft privacy bill that aims to curtail the use of cell site simulators, often used by law enforcement for eavesdropping and surveillance. The bill, A1895, introduced last week, also includes additional privacy protections for residents of New York state, as well …

Macedonian Secret Police ‘Obstructing Eavesdropping Trial’

Macedonian Secret Police ‘Obstructing Eavesdropping Trial’

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At the trial of seven secret police employees charged with destroying documents to hide their involvement in large-scale illegal wiretapping, the Special Prosecution alleged the secret police were obstructing proceedings. At the court hearing in the so-called ‘Fortress’ case on Tuesday in Skopje, the Special Prosecution, SJO said that the Macedonian Secret Police, the UBK, was protecting its employees by …

Eavesdropper Anthony Swancott arrested

Eavesdropper Anthony Swancott arrested in Rome NY

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A Rome man has been arrested in connection with an incident involving his ex-girlfriend.  Oneida County Sheriff’s Office says 33-year old Anthony Swancott of Rome is charged with Eavesdropping, a felony. Authorities say an investigation revealed that Swancott allegedly installed an app on his ex-girlfriend’s cell phone which tracked her location and forwarded a copy of each text message to …