Data theft rises sharply, insiders to blame

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A new survey exploring the main causes of corporate data breaches suggests that three out of four organizations in the US have been hit with the loss or theft of sensitive data in the last two years — and insiders are usually the ones at fault.

According to the researchers involved in the study, rising data breach and information loss is often due in part to compromised employee accounts, which is further exacerbated by staff and third parties having access to more sensitive information than they need.

In addition, the “continued failure” by businesses to properly monitor access and activity around email and file systems is to blame.

The report, “Closing Security Gaps to Protect Corporate Data: A Study of US and European Organizations,” conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Varonis, surveyed over 3,000 employees in the US, UK, France, and Germany. End users and IT staff came from industries including finance, the public sector, healthcare, retail, and technology.

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5 smartphone spy apps that could be listening and watching you right now

shutterstock_170845223-970x546Spy apps may have been designed so that parents can watch over their kids, but that’s not where it stops. These sneaky apps can be used by boyfriends, girlfriends, family members, or even suspicious employers. So, if someone you know seems to know a little too much about your life, they could be spying on you right now.

Here are five spy apps to be aware of.

1. SPYERA

Now this is freaky. Spyera isn’t just an app, it’s an entire smartphone. The app comes pre-installed on various Apple and Android devices, so whoever gives you the phone could be monitoring all of your personal activity.

Spyera software can listen in on phone calls, and can use your microphone to listen in on everything else that’s happening near the smartphone. It can even record this audio as it’s happening and store it for later.

If that’s not enough to make you shiver, Spyera can also track your instant messages and texts, upload copies of the photos you take, spy on conversations held through other apps like Skype, Viber, WeChat, etc., log everything you type, and even use the camera to spy on you physically.

Perhaps the only thing about Spyera that might bring you comfort is that it’s pretty expensive. Anyone who wants to spy on you using Spyera would have to provide the device to have the software installed, and pay a hefty subscription on top of that. To give you an idea, one year of spying costs $389 for a smartphone alone, or $489 for a smartphone and tablet.

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Pursuit Magazine-Video Surveillance and the Best Evidence Rule

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How the Best Evidence Rule Can Save Your Case When Surveillance Video Goes Missing

For those of us in the business of video surveillance investigations, it’s a good idea to consider the rules that apply to downloading video and introducing it into evidence.

Having downloaded thousands of videos over the years for the New York City Police Department’s Technical Assistance Response Unit (“TARU”) and here at Video Extraction Inc., (“VEI”), I have encountered as many obstacles to a solid download as there are surveillance systems.

That’s why, when you’re collecting video evidence, you should always monitor the real-time feed. You’ll also want to pay close attention to the video as you download. Because if your tech fails, you may have to improvise—in order to legally introduce the evidence by alternate means.

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System can Trace Calls, Texts, Location of Every Single Mobile Phone

This System can Trace Calls, Texts, Location of Every Single Mobile Phone
ABILITY’S UNLIMITED INTERCEPTION SYSTEM CAN TRACE CALLS/TEXTS/LOCATION OF EVERY SINGLE MOBILE PHONE ON EARTH!

Israeli firms are creating a niche in the spying and surveillance industry with their innovative and wide-ranging products. The latest news only confirms the hypothesis that Israel is going places as far as digital surveillance is concerned.

It is being reported that an Israeli firm Ability, established in 1993, has developed extremely amazing software, which has been named Ability Unlimited Interception System to offer unlimited surveillance opportunities to law enforcement in the US so that criminal activity could be kept at bay. This system is currently available for US$20 million and can identify calls, texts and location of virtually any mobile phone around the world. It is also being speculated that for this price and the astounding capabilities of the system, it is quite an achievement by the Israeli firm.

The system was launched in November 2015 and the asking price is the maximum rate while it may cost less if the number of targets and customers that are required to be spied upon is less.

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Pursuit Magazine – Embracing the Past, Present, and Future of Investigations

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Old-school investigative techniques have their place. But as PIs, we ignore technology at our peril.

I speak to a lot of investigators. Inevitably, we share “war stories,” tips and strategies about how we operate. Over the last several years, I have increasingly heard something that has disturbed me: Many PIs express a complete lack of interest in technology—the investigative Luddite, so to speak.

The Low-Tech (or No-Tech) Investigator

Several brilliant investigators, who are extremely close to me and whom I respect enormously, don’t have a clue about using technology—like when I recently tried sharing some documents on Dropbox and was met with utter confusion. (No, I will not start sending thumb drives to share files.) Or one investigator’s practice of only using hardwired Internet (and never using WiFi), which he explained made you immune to attackers and phishers. (It doesn’t.)

There is also an utter lack of awareness about capitalizing on the explosion of social media. More times than I like to admit, PIs have asked, “How do you find if someone has a Facebook page?” Or “Social media is completely useless because all it does it tell you what they ate for breakfast.” (Hint: In addition to what they are eating for breakfast, you can find millions of dollars worth of superyachts and private jets.)

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LawMate Releases Covert Video Smart Watch

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PV-WT10 LawMate Smart Wrist Watch Covert Video Recorder

The high end smart watch covert video camera recording system from LawMate hands you a very easy to use covert video walk around recorder with the camera lens on the top front of the watch face. This makes covert video walk around operations as easy as 1-2-3 in high 720p resolution. This innovative and stylish design covert video smart watch records to a micro SD card. Without any complicated set-ups or learning curve, you’ll be using the PV-WT10 LawMate Wrist Watch Covert Video camera right out of the box in a manner of minutes! Investigators will find wearing this stylish Smart Watch is just the thing to always have and always be ready to record covert video evidence whenever you need to with the push of one button!

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PI Links JonBenet Ramsey’s Murder 20-Years Ago To Neighbor Who Committed Suicide Days Later

patsy-ramsey-burke-ramsey-jonbenet-ramsey-lgIt’s the case that in just months, will be twenty-years-old and still it remains unsolved.  Beautiful JonBenet Ramsey became a household name when the strangled body of the 6-year-old beauty queen was found inside her Colorado home the day after Christmas nearly 20 years ago. The police foolishly only centered their investigation on the parents and bungled the homicide case so badly that many believe even a confession would mean no conviction

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Robot Bee May Soon Be A Spy’s Secret Weapon

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World Investigators Conference Set For August

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Come Meet Our Keynote Speakers

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World Renowned Attorney

PI Magazine and Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI ) invite you to attend the 2016 World Investigators Conference to be held at the La Torretta Lake Resort in scenic Montgomery, Texas.

Bring the family, your golf clubs, your boat or jet ski to this amazing lake side resort which includes a waterpark, a lazy river, and multiple swimming pools for the kids of all ages.

The World Investigators Conference only takes place every 5-6 years and has a reputation of attracting the largest group of private investigators from around the world.

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The New 2016 LawMate PV500 Has No Screen! Find Out Why You Don’t Need It

New Generation PV-500HDW LawMate WiFi Portable Pocket DVR 
WiFi To Smartphone With Amazing 1080p HD Resolution 
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Works With Windows And Apple OS Systems! Walk Around Covert Video Will Never Be The Same Again! 

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LawMate had done it again with the new generation PV-500HDW Wi-Fi enabled pocket digital video recorder and the new generation 1080p resolution button camera kit! You no longer need a screen on your portable pocket DVR because this new generation LawMate DVR is WiFi enabled. You can instantly watch and download the all important video evidence you just took to your smartphone! No wires are needed. This new generation state-of-the-art covert video recording studio will work with both Windows and Apple OS systems! On top of that, you can use the new 1080p covert video LawMate camera as a stationary covert video camera and record all the legal covert video evidence you need quickly and easily then simply download the evidence to your smartphone or tablet without touching the unit itself. Join the new covert video revolution with features like no one else can match! You’ll touch, see, feel and end result the covert video difference! Make your stationary covert video surveillance operation by ordering yours today and be the first to use this new technology from LawMate. We know you will by happy you did! With LawMate, you will touch, see, feel and end result the difference!

Why WiFi? LawMate has perfected the use of WiFi as it relates to covert video operations in an innovative and an advanced manner! Many are shocked that the new generation PV500HDW has no screen. But with advanced technology and the development of a WiFi enabled portable pocket digital video recorder, you can now quickly and easily download and review your covert video on your smartphone or tablet. This not only makes the PV500 lighter and easier to utilize in a covert manner, it’s simply the new way to operate! With the introduction of the first WiFi enabled high end pocket covert video DVR, you no longer have to worry about wires and can securely stream your covert video to either a Windows or Apple OS system.

Why Full HD 1080p? With the introduction of HD 1080p resolution from LawMate, you obtain clear and crip video results which are courtroom evidence ready! Not only that, the extra resolution gives you a surveillance advantage since you can blow up frames much easier for a postive ID when you need it. Unlike many consumer grade look-a-like tinker toy spy gadgets, LawMate grade products lets you adjust the resolution recording to either 720p or 1080p when you need to! When it comes to professional and Law Enforcement grade covert video gear, it’s important to trust only one name and that name is LawMate.

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Why LawMate? LawMate is known the world over for cutting-edge professional grade technology when it comes to covert video. It has become known as the brand name perfered by professionals in the investigative, security and law enforcement industries. When it comes to covert video operations, LawMate grade lets you touch, see, feel and end result a difference. As LawMate has become the World Wide standard that every one else in the world knows, it’s important to keep in mind that it is also the most copied because of it’s famous name! There have been considerable illegal bait and switch tactics that have been uncovered over the past few years with cheap and inferior look-a-likes and copy-kats. Make sure you know what you are buying. Chances are great that if it doesn’t say LawMate, it’s not LawMate. We urge you to stay away from any online or catalog descriptions that describe like products that do not specifically state that they are LawMate grade products.

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