Category Archives: Companies

How ‘doxing’ can destroy your reputation and bring company stocks to their knees

Grey hat hackers are using open-source data to manipulate the stock price of successful companies.

In February this year, a previously unknown research body named Zatarra published a report on one of Europe’s fastest-growing fintech companies, Wirecard. That report claimed Wirecard, or individual senior staff, were guilty of money laundering, defrauding Visa and Mastercard, hosting porn on company websites and more.

Source: Wired

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Dilemma Over Security at Electricite de France

Paris Dilemma Over Security at Electricite de France

Accusations of spying on Greenpeace have led to the suspension of two of EDF’s security executives. However, the group can’t turn a blind eye to movements that oppose it.

Source: IntelligenceOnline.Com /30/04/2009

Regardless of how it organizes its security service in future, France’s EDF group can’t overlook the critical function carried out at present by Pierre-Paul Francois (under formal investigation) and his immediate superior, former retired rear-admiral Pascal Durieux (a material witness in the case). Assigned to the security service of the group’s nuclear production division, the two have top secret government security clearance and their job consists mainly of preventing leaks of classified data. It was in that framework that they retained the services of Kargus Consultant headed by Thierry Lohro (also under investigation) to keep an eye on anti-nuclear movements. EDF has long monitored the NGO’s and other groups opposed to its business. Already in 1999, a Security Mission at the group’s industry center in the Paris suburb of St. Ouen was tasked with infiltrating eco-terrorist groups and building up a data base on anti-nuclear NGO’s and associations, as well as keeping tabs on the most outspoken members of unions. Headed at the time by a former director of a Nuclear Power Production Center, it employed a former commando from the 17th Regiment du Genie Parachutiste and an ex-gendarme who had headed an intelligence unit. The latter was also asked to see to the physical protection of nuclear installations. The unit was downgraded following the arrival of a new security boss of the group in 1999, Dominique Spinosi, who also retained a private strategy consultancy to conduct an audit of EDF’s security set-up. EDF’s current business intelligence unit, now under the orders of the group’s risk management director Pierre Beroux, was created as part of Spinosi’s department. Spinosi was replaced in 2007 by Jean-Marc Sabathe.

About KPI in Public Organizations

This article in Information Week discusses an innovative idea by the State Department to use Business Intelligence software to establish key performance indicators for the effectiveness of its public diplomacy efforts.  (Source: IntelFusion)

Commercial satellites alter global security

WASHINGTON — The secretive National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is rushing to get the latest, high-definition satellite photos of Afghanistan into the hands of U.S. ground troops as they ramp up operations in the country’s tangled terrain.

Stratfor Analysis integrated into iThreat(R) GIM

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov 02, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Internet Crimes Group, Inc. (ICG) announced today that reports from international affairs intelligence company, Stratfor, will be integrated into ICG’s iThreat(R) Global Intelligence Monitor open source intelligence product.

From Intelligence to Private Security : DC Capital Partners

Source: IntelligenceOnline

After buying a raft of sub-contractors of American intelligence agencies, DC Capital Partners is setting up a new holding company devoted to private security.

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Gazprom’s Expansion in the EU – Co-operation or Domination?

This report outlines the key aspects of natural gas trade cooperation between the EU and Russia. The first part presents the scope and character of Gazprom’s economic presence in the EU member states. The second part shows the presence of the EU investors in Russia. It provides the factual base and data and concludes with policy recommendations.

© 2008 Centre for Eastern Studies (CES) 

Download: English (PDF · 23 pages · 3.0 MB) 
Author:Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, Tomasz Dąborowski, Joanna Hyndle
Publisher: Centre for Eastern Studies (CES), Warsaw, Poland

Source: IntelliBriefs