|Example of a "Plug Bug"|
According to Mito Government officials, it was tipped off about the bug on Dec. 6.
Specialized workers hired by the local government began searching for the device from the evening of Dec. 7 and found it in a waiting room for three assembly members from "Suiseikai" -- a conservative parliamentary group -- on the first floor of the temporary two-story prefabricated assembly building. The bug plugs into an electric outlet. more
The example shown operates like a cell phone, but looks (and also operates) as a USB charger. It is powered 24/7, and may be called from a cell phone anywhere in the world. BTW, it can also automatically call the eavesdropper when it detects sound. Available on eBay for $14.79.
Don't you think its time to have your offices and conference rooms checked? ~Kevin