Friday, November 22, 2013

Recent Technological Innovations Have Completely Changed the Game of Espionage

According to the FBI, competitors criminally seek economic intelligence by aggressively recruiting employees and conduct economic intelligence through bribery, cyber attacks, theft of property, dumpster diving and wiretapping.  

They also establish seemingly-innocent business relationships between foreign companies and U.S. industries to gather economic intelligence, including trade secrets. 

Technologies Used for Espionage

Many of the technologies now used for espionage are just updated versions of previous technology: smaller, lighter and orders of magnitude more powerful.

  • Spying Equipment
  • Spy Cameras
  • Lock Picks
  • Computer Hacking
  • Network Intrusion
  • Video Pen Cameras
  • Miniature Cameras
  • Mobile Phone Spy Gadgets
  • Call Recorders
  • SIM Card Readers
  • Stun Guns Looking Like Cell Phones
  • Telebugs
  • Bionic Ear Boosters
  • Voice Changers
  • Audio Jammers
  • Wireless Video Cameras
  • Pinhole Video Cameras
  • Google Glass type sunglasses, or glasses that record video, pictures and sound
  • Asset Tracking Devices
  • GPS Tracking Devices
Equipment to Protect You from Spies
  • Cellphone Detectors
  • Bug Detectors
  • Thermal Vision
  • Surveillance Cameras (more)
And, of course, us.