Weird Bugging Stories

By February 1, 2017 No Comments

Weird Bugging Stories

Weird Bugging Story #1 Weird Bugging Employee Spying on Boss

Weird bugging happens everywhere. Three employees were sentenced to 20 months jail for bugging their boss for a raise. 
It happened in China. “No wonder,” you say. Hear me out. They really bugged him, as in electronic surveillance. They used a hidden camera to blackmail him. Now it makes sense.

Weird Bugging Story #2

From a government investigation report…
”Employee hid a recording device in supervisor’s office. In addition, without authorization, Employee made copies of supervisor’s negative comments about Employee that Employee located by conducting an unauthorized search of the supervisor’s office and briefcase. Employee provided the notes to lawyer in support of lawsuit against supervisor. Finally, Employee lied to investigators during the course of the administrative inquiry.”

This case came from the files of the FBI.
A. It was their employee.

Weird Bugging Story #3

Management-labor eavesdropping works both ways…
In San Francisco, an International longshore and warehouse union local reported their employer, “conducted secret surveillance, eavesdropping and snooping and listening in on confidential communications between and among union representatives, shop stewards and members concerning ongoing contract negotiations, bargaining strategies and labor-management issues.”

Weird Bugging Story #4

Even cops have their problems. 
A former Nashville police officer/union organizer was indicted on federal charges in connection with the break-in and illegal surveillance of a Fraternal Order of Police youth camp. Investigators alleged the hidden cameras were placed at the camp in an effort to discredit the FOP by catching officers engaged in some type of misconduct.

Weird Bugging Story #5

Actual Craig’s List ad…
Can you be loyal to the boss? Can you spy on the other employees?
Well, not literally spy, but you need to active(ly) keep a record of all employee work activity and report to the boss and be loyal to the boss only. If you are capable of keeping track of the other workers and reporting the details of their tardiness, or punctuality etc. then do apply. Anyone applying needs to have a very professional, well groomed appearance, since they will be the face of the office. Pics are not required to apply but they do help show if the candidate has the organizational skills to be well put together.

Weird Bugging Story #6

Last month, a Virginia jury awarded $500,000 to a man who inadvertently recorded an anesthesiologist trashing him as he lay unconscious during a colonoscopy, the Washington Post reported. The man had activated the recorder on his smartphone to capture his doctor’s instructions for his discharge but forgot to turn it off. He was stunned after the procedure to hear the anesthesiologist say she wanted to punch him in the face, suggest that he had syphilis and call him a “retard,” according to the newspaper.

Weird Bugging Story #7

Taiwan – Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) said yesterday that his opponent Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) should drop out of the election if police are not able to confirm the existence of the alleged eavesdropping devices that Ko’s election team claimed they discovered connected to their office phone; Lien added that Ko is only trying to divert attention away from his recent human organ transaction scandal. (more)

Weird Bugging Story #8

Soldiers from Israel’s elite wire-tapping unit are refusing to spy on Palestinians in a rebuke to prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. More than 40 former soldiers and current army reservists have signed a letter refusing future service in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) military intelligence wing, known as Unit 8200. Unit 8200 is often compared to the United States National Security Agency. It uses sophisticated technology to monitor the lives of Palestinians, gathering information which is then used by Israel’s military. It also carries out surveillance overseas.

Weird Bugging Story #9

“To celebrate the book release of Private London by James Patterson, we have the ultimate gadget package up for grabs. Our prize includes a state-of-the-art Nokia mobile handset worth £595, which records all messages and calls with a device which can be listened to from another phone, a Sony digital radio which has a surveillance camera and sound recorder, a keyboard with bugging device, a voice recorder disguised as a USB stick and a mains adapter with a bugging device that can listen to the surrounding sound in room – which can be listened to live from anywhere in the world. This is the ultimate spy package for any budding investigator, and has all the gadgets they need to mimic their spy idols such as Dan Carter in Private London.”

Weird Bugging Story #10

Spycamer’s day job… runs business that installs security cameras.
Baltimore County police say they are analyzing electronic items seized from the home of a man charged with secretly recording people in a bathroom at White Marsh Mall. The suspect, is general manager of a company that provides technology services including security camera installation, police said. He is accused of placing a small camera, pointed toward a toilet, in the family bathroom near the mall’s food court. The camera recorded 11 people, both children and adults, according to a police spokeswoman.


Kevin D. Murray CPP, CISM, CFE is a business counterespionage consultant and TSCM specialist with over four decades of experience.

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