Court Upholds ex-Northrop Engineer’s Sentence for Espionage

(Courthouse News) An engineer convicted of selling stealth technology to China failed to convince the 9th Circuit that the statements he made to federal agents over a week of voluntary interrogations should have been kept out of his espionage trial. The federal appeals court on Monday affirmed Noshir S. Gowadia’s convictions and 32-year prison sentence for […]

Pentagon security clearance holders owe $730M in taxes

Foreign intelligence services look for government employees and contractors in debt. This new report will make them realize the field is wide open for targeting. (CNN) About 83,000 Defense Department employees and contractors with security clearances to protect the nation’s secrets have delinquent federal tax debts totaling $730 million, according to an internal government audit. The […]

Canadian resident charged in U.S. for directing Chinese spy ring

This image shows a page of the flight test plan for the F-35, the world’s most advanced multi-role fighter aircraft, from an internal company document that Su Bin allegedly acquired and translated before passing on to contacts in China. (Globe and Mail)  A Chinese man accused of being the “directing mind” behind a corporate-espionage conspiracy […]

10 Most Alarming IT Security Attacks Of 2014 You Should Know

From Live-Tech. Here’s the list but read the rest for more details. Google Glass for snatching passwords Attack against the virtual desktops Abusing Microsoft Kerberos Remote car network attacks Data theft from point-of-sale devices USB Stick malware Mobile carrier’s control code Free cloud service trials to inject Botnets Mobile device management software Attacks against realistic […]

Cyber espionage by Google Glass is the next major security threat

(Computing) For many, Google Glass and other wearable devices might appear to be the latest overhyped fad. However, when smartphones first arrived, few would have suspected they’d become such an integral part of working life in the modern enterprise. The same could be said for tablets, which are seeing more applications added to match demand for […]

Listening devices at Ford HQ; fired employee suspected

Listening devices found at Ford HQ; recently fired engineer investigated (Detroit News) The FBI searched Ford Motor Co.’s world headquarters while investigating one of the automaker’s engineers and seized listening devices, computers and financial records, according to search warrants obtained by The News on Thursday. A lawyer for the mechanical engineer said Ford’s security team feared […]