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…

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…

Surely we can find, and stop, high-tech spies

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] It’s rumored that the U.S. intelligence community has commissioned The Eagles to rewrite some of their[nbsp_tc]famous lyrics[nbsp_tc]to serve as a deterrent to Russia and China. The hope is that this new song will stop the apparently unabated espionage activities occurring in the National Capital Region, known as the NCR. It’s called “You Can’t Hide Your Spyin’ Eyes.” BY MORGAN WRIGHT [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Concerns about…

Burning Umbrella: An Intelligence Report on the Winnti Umbrella and Associated State-Sponsored Attackers

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] • We assess with high confidence that the Winnti umbrella is associated with the Chinese state intelligence apparatus, with at least some elements located in the Xicheng District of Beijing. • A number of Chinese state intelligence operations from 2009 to 2018 that were previously unconnected publicly are in fact linked to the Winnti umbrella. • We assess with high confidence that multiple publicly reported threat actors…

Spy agency NSA triples collection of U.S. phone records – official report

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’1′] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said. [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] The sharp increase from 151 million occurred during the second full year of a new surveillance system established at the spy agency after U.S. lawmakers…

Former Lockport police official facing eavesdropping charge

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’1′] LOCKPORT – A recently retired city police captain is now facing a felony charge of eavesdropping. [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Brian Wentland, a former training captain who left the Lockport Police Department in February, was charged Friday, according to Niagara County District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek. The charges relate to a May 6, 2013 phone call involving his ex-wife and another person. [nbsp_tc][br_tc]“We received a referral…

Eavesdropping devices found in Central Bank

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’4′] WILLEMSTAD – Equipment to eavesdrop was detected inside the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) main building in Willemstad, confirmed management. News of the possible presence of such devices was reported by local media on April 5. It turns out the matter was first checked after personnel reported a sense that they had been listened into. The bank also does a regular security assessment. Based…

Prince George’s Co. police investigating hidden camera found inside school administrative office

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’] [spacer_tc pixels=’15’][/spacer_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] PALMER PARK, Md. – Prince George’s County police and school officials said an investigation is underway after a hidden video recording device was discovered inside an administrative office at a school. Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell said police were notified after the camera was found Monday morning by the person who works in the[nbsp_tc]office. Police believe the camera…

‘Stingray’ Spy Devices Are Eavesdropping in Washington, D.C.: Here’s How

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows the StingRay II, manufactured by Harris Corporation, of Melbourne, Fla., a cellular site simulator used for surveillance purposes. Federal law enforcement officials are routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology, but evidence suggests that spies and criminals may be using these rogue devices to…

Married former Waffle House CEO breaks down in court as jury is shown secretly recorded tape of him having sex with his housekeeper during her trial for ‘trying to extort him for millions’

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][ul_tc timing=’linear’ duration=’1100′ delay=’0′][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#febf2c’] Former[nbsp_tc]Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers grew tearful in court Wednesday as audio of his sexual encounter with his housekeeper was played for the jury [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#febf2c’] Mye Brindle, the former housekeeper secretly recorded several sexual encounters with Rogers and said she did so to sue for sexual harassment [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#febf2c’] Rogers says all of the encounters were consensual[nbsp_tc]and that Brindle and…

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