Experts warn of ‘epidemic’ of bugging devices used by stalkers

EXCLUSIVE By James Hockaday for Metro.co.uk More funding and legal powers are needed for police to stop a surge of stalkers using eavesdropping devices to spy on victims, experts have warned. Firms paid to detect the bugs say they’re finding more and more of the devices which are readily available on online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. Jack Lazzereschi, Technical Director of bug sweeping company Shapestones, says cases of stalking…

Experts warn of ‘epidemic’ of bugging devices used by stalkers

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’1′][/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] More funding and legal powers are needed for police to stop a surge of stalkers using eavesdropping devices to spy on victims, experts have warned. By[nbsp_tc]James Hockaday[nbsp_tc]for Metro.co.uk [nbsp_tc] [/text_tc][spacer_tc pixels=’15’][/spacer_tc][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/5.png’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ target=’_self’][/image_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] [nbsp_tc] Firms paid to detect the bugs say they’re finding more and more of the devices which are readily available on online…

Couple find “spy camera” hidden in clock at Airbnb flat

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] A couple claims[nbsp_tc]to have discovered a secret camera hidden in a digital clock in the Airbnb flat they were renting. By Zoe Drewett [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Dougie Hamilton and his girlfriend say the camera – which was pointed towards their bed in the holiday apartment – was disguised as a clock but looked suspicious. The 34-year-old said he started investigating the clock after a day…

STALKER HELL Ex-boyfriend spied on lover by hiding secret cameras and listening devices in her home

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] Wayne Bamford, 47, was told he faces a ‘significant custodial sentence’ because of the risks he faces to women By Robin Perrie [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] JEALOUS Wayne Bamford is facing jail after he placed covert listening devices in his ex-partner’s bedroom during a stalking campaign. Bamford, 47, refused to accept their relationship was over after Joanna Dawson ended it and launched a “highly sophisticated” covert…

Why Do Ordinary People Commit Acts of Espionage?

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] Political ideology and money serve as motivators for some people to commit acts of espionage, but they’re not the only factors involved. By Jerad W. ALEXANDER [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] In mid-July, 2018, Mariia Butina, a 29-year-old assistant to the Russian central bank and long-time Vladimir Putin ally Alexander Torshin, was arrested in Washington, D.C., on a charge of “conspiracy to act as an agent of…

Amazon Echo turned into snooping device by Chinese hackers

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] ‘ALEXA, SNOOP ON MY WESTERN BUDDIES'[nbsp_tc]is potentially a command Chinese hackers barked at an[nbsp_tc]Amazon Echo[nbsp_tc]after they managed to turn it into a snooping device. By[nbsp_tc]Roland Moore-Colyer [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Cybersecurity boffins from Chinese firm Tencent’s Blade security research team exploited various vulnerabilities they found in the Echo smart speaker to eventually coax it into becoming[nbsp_tc]an eavesdropping device. The hackers[nbsp_tc]showed off the snooping speaker at the…

Creepy hostel owner caught using remote-controlled cameras hidden inside shampoo bottles to film women in the shower – and then put the clips on porn sites

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] New Zealand man pleaded guilty to charges related to secretly filming guests[nbsp_tc][br_tc]The court heard the man would film female guests at his homestay property[nbsp_tc][br_tc]He would put hidden cameras in shampoo bottles and upload footage[nbsp_tc]online[nbsp_tc] By[nbsp_tc]ADAM MCCLEERY [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] A[nbsp_tc]New Zealand[nbsp_tc]man has pleaded guilty to secretly filming female guests while they showered at his homestay property by using cameras hidden in shampoo bottles.[nbsp_tc] The Hawke’s…

Mystery surrounds device found in wallet near playground at Hamilton park

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] The person who discovered the wallet believes it housed a pinhole camera Hamilton police detectives are trying to unravel a mystery after a strange electronic device was[nbsp_tc]discovered hidden in a wallet left near a playground in an east end park. By[nbsp_tc]Adam Carter [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] A Reddit user[nbsp_tc]who said[nbsp_tc]they discovered the wallet posted that[nbsp_tc]they believe[nbsp_tc]it housed a pinhole camera and a battery, but police were…

Are millennials keeping their data safe?

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] Norton reports one in three millennials use the same password for all accounts; 53 percent have shared passwords with friends or family. By DECCAN CHRONICLE [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] While the awareness level in millennials is high about the latest trends in technology and gadgets, it is alarming to see how the knowledge is not being translated well into practice, making them an easy prey for…

Creepy cab driver used hidden camera to secretly film under clothes of passengers

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] Cops only discovered the covert device after raiding David Whitehead’s home in connection with vile child sex abuse images. By David Meikle [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] A taxi driver who installed a hidden camera to film under the clothing of unsuspecting passengers has been jailed for 22 months. David Whitehead, 53, set up the covert device in a twisted bid to record members of the public…

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