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Bugged and Confused

Your words are repeated, your private communications are known, your strategy is exposed, your business has suffered and you just cannot say for sure how this was done.  It can happen and has happened to many private individuals and businesses.

There is information that needs to be shared between business partners, attorney and clients that need to remain in strictest confidence and yet, somehow somebody or a competitor knows exactly what is going on.

We first want to say “mole”, but we know the individuals involved would also experience a loss if the information was shared to the outside world, so how is the information being shared?

Cellular devices are common practice.  We use them for various types of communication.  Telephonically, emails, texts and we use them [...]

Bug Sweeps Can Protect Your Confidential Information

Did you see the recent stories about the National Football League (NFL) conducting a bug sweep in the New York Jets’ locker room before their Week 7 game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium? It was the talk of all the sports media outlets for several days, given DeflateGate and other instances in which the Patriots have been accused of potential cheating.

Funny thing though the Jets said they didn’t make the request for the listening device sweep. But Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk says the electronic bug detection sweep did occur. Eventually, NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy responded by saying that the NFL has conducted regular, random sweeps of locker rooms for listening devices for years. However, the league does not provide [...]

Technology Advances: The Need to Sweep for Bugs Grows

At International Investigators, we understand that you need cold, hard facts.

No assumptions.
No guesses.
Just the facts.

We have the most advanced tools to get that job done. We still use basic skills of traditional investigations, such as surveillance. But we have access to very sophisticated surveillance equipment. To conduct research, we use highly advanced data bases.

And when we have access to computers and cell phones, we search for the truth through digital forensics.

In addition, we are experts at TSCM – Technical Surveillance Countermeasures.

So when you suspect that your office has been bugged, we are the professionals who can answer that question for you. As we have all seen in movies about espionage, wire tapping or a phone tap can be used as a terrible tool to [...]

Successor Busted in TSCM Investigation

Here at International Investigators we use a lot of high tech equipment and software. But along with that comes years of investigative experience. And we employ both good old fashioned detective work with the digital tools in just about every case we handle.

One case involved a son and his father and the company the father had built from scratch. Both had offices in the same building, just a floor apart. In fact, the son’s office was directly below his father’s office. Dad, who we’ll call Sam was getting on in years and wanted to retire – at least part-time. But he wasn’t sure his son, we’ll call Jim, was ready to take over the helm. Jim believed he was able and the next in [...]

Suspicions Lead to Fruitful Bug Detection

We had a client who had taken on a special, highly confidential project at work. The reason he called was because he was concerned about inadvertently leaking information. He kept asking “Is my phone tapped?” He wasn’t paranoid, but suspicious.

What made him suspicious?

Electronic devices were acting “weird” and although he said he had an electric personality, these odd sounds and happenings had never happened before. He described some of them:
His AM/FM car radio had developed interference on several stations that had been previously clear. This could be the case of an eavesdropper since antennas can be exploited by eavesdroppers.
Sounds were coming from his office phone line when it was not in use.
Sometimes his office phone would ring and no one would be there or [...]

December 24th, 2013|Bug Sweeps, TSCM|
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    Know Who Comes Into Your Home or Business to Prevent the Installation of Listening Devices

Know Who Comes Into Your Home or Business to Prevent the Installation of Listening Devices

Ahh, physical access to your home or business; bad guys love that and you might never even realize that you opened the door and invited them in.

Here at International Investigators we have seen so many things over the years and while technology moves on creating more spy listening devices, we have to add them to the list instead of replacing old with the new. The field of technical counter surveillance measures just expands.

Our experience in Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) has shown us that access to your home or business opens up a wide array of spy surveillance options for bad guys. During TSCM sweeps we have uncovered many spy devices, including:

A bug in a strip outlet, a clock, a radio or any other appliance
A [...]