Here are two of our most recent cases where we dealt with de-bugging:
Unfortunately, in divorce cases one party will wish to gain an information advantage over the other and it is not unusual for audio devices to be planted to hear the conversations. A client was referred by her Solicitor as her husband appeared to know all her movements and seemed to have a strategic advantage with knowledge of her conversations, particularly with the privileged information that was being discussed between the client and her Solicitor. A de-bugging sweep was conducted and a device was found in the lining of the settee. Following a disinformation strategy conclusive evidence was gathered to prove that the husband planted the device.
When a senior and established Director left the business to start his own consultancy, not only did he breach his contract by removing data from the IT system but he seemed to be aware of the senior managements discussions and decisions. There was feeling that he had ‘inside knowledge’. We conducted a de-bugging sweep of several relevant offices, the phone system and the Boardroom. In the Boardroom we located an audio device in a 4 way plug extension, giving power to the device for unlimited use by the person accessing it. A strategy of disinformation and disruption was implemented which not only caused business confusion for the former Director, but also identified him as the person who was accessing the device for information.