Is it really a Thumb Drive?
Over the last year several of our clients have been the victim of illegal electronic eavesdropping. These discoveries have occurred during ECM Inspections by observing electronic anomalies or through our physical search process, done in conjunction with each inspection. We continually witness the changes in technology which allow for eavesdropping devices to resemble almost any item. Some of these discoveries included disguised self-contained recording systems as well as secreted audio recording devices. This article addresses one of the latest to hit the internet and it sells for less than $50.
Hidden USB Camera Looks like a Standard Flash Drive but Records High-Resolution Video
Built into what appears to be a standard USB flash drive is a high-resolution video recorder. Use it as a handheld mini-camera or leave it plugged into your computer while set to motion activation to catch what’s going on while you’re away. As a handheld recorder it will record for 2 hours, or plugged into a computer for 16 hours.
In order to identify any compromise of communications, in a timely manner to limit loss of information, these clients have greatly increased frequency of TSCM services. It is prudent for executives and security personnel to determine what is reasonable for this scheduling to limit information loss. Contact RCS to discuss these issues and any scheduling questions for TSCM service and IT Audits.