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…

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…

‘Sly’ Osteopath filmed sex with patient using hidden camera at Liverpool practice

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] Michael George Hammond avoided jail today – but not before his behaviour was branded ‘disgraceful’ By[nbsp_tc]Tom Molloy & Liam Thorp [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] A ‘deceitful and sly’ Osteopath who filmed a sexual act with one of his patients using a hidden camera has avoided jail. Michael George Hammond recorded the act using a camera hidden inside a pen on a shelf at his Liverpool practice…

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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