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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…

Boiler room raid uncovered hidden documents and spy cameras

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] Six jailed for £2.8m fraud following the City watchdog’s Operation Tidworth By[nbsp_tc]Hannah Murphy [/h_tc][spacer_tc pixels=’20’][/spacer_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] They might be called “boiler room scams”, but one of the biggest examples of organized investment fraud in the UK took place inside an office building in east London. Back in March 2014, staff from the UK’s financial watchdog launched a search operation at the Docklands Business Centre….

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…

Seoul to check public toilets daily for hidden cameras

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] The South Korean capital, Seoul, has pledged to carry out daily checks in all public toilets for hidden cameras. By BBC [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Secret cameras in toilets and changing rooms are a serious problem in South Korea – with more than 6,000 cases of “spy cam porn” reported last year. The videos are often uploaded online without the knowledge of the victims. Earlier this…

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…

Navy veteran raped schoolgirl and planted hidden camera

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] Scott Forbes plied a 14-year-old girl with alcohol during sex attacks in Edinburgh. A former serviceman raped a schoolgirl and sexually assaulted another underage girl[nbsp_tc] By[nbsp_tc]STV [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Scott Forbes also placed a hidden camera in another victim’s bedroom and recorded footage of her while she was naked and getting dressed. Jailing him for nine years on Monday, a judge told Forbes, 49, that…

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…

Pervert landlord watched tenants having sex and made 180 videos of naked women after installing hidden cameras

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] Paul Dunster, 59, from Portsmouth in Hampshire, would also watch his tenants showering and made films of his unsuspecting victims over a 10 year period By Danya Bazaraa [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] A pervert landlord watched his tenants having sex and showering after planting hidden cameras in their rooms, a[nbsp_tc]court[nbsp_tc]heard. Paul Dunster, 59, made a staggering 183 videos of unsuspecting naked women who rented rooms from…