Swiss prosecutors charge Germans with industrial espionage – report

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] BERLIN/ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss prosecutors are charging three Germans with industrial espionage and violating bank secrecy, a media report said on Tuesday, potentially stoking a simmering dispute between Germany and Switzerland. Zurich prosecutors allege the individuals passed documents to German courts and authorities, several Swiss and German media reported, in the latest twist to a row pitting Switzerland’s long-defended bank secrecy laws against a…

Germany conducts searches against 10 suspected Iranian spies

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Mustufa-Haidar-Syed-Naqfi-from-Pakistan.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′] German authorities searched premises linked to 10 suspected Iranian spies following extensive investigations by the country’s domestic intelligence agency, prosecutors said Tuesday. A spokesman for the Federal Prosecutors Office said the raids took place early Tuesday at private homes and offices across Germany. “We believe the suspects spied on institutions and persons in Germany at the behest of…

German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/LikedIn.png’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ target=’_self’][/image_tc][spacer_tc pixels=’15’][/spacer_tc][h_tc type=’3′] China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said. [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] The agency alleges that Chinese intelligence used the networking site to target at least 10,000 Germans, possibly to recruit them as informants. It released a number of fake profiles allegedly used for this purpose….

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