Body-Worn Surveillance Equipment Doesn’t Come in Children’s Sizes

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Body-Worn Surveillance Equipment Doesn't Come in Children's Sizes

Published on 23rd December 2017
Joseph-S-R-de-Saram

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23 September 2015 - BODY-WORN IMSI CATCHER EXPOSED

Similar to, if not Gamma Group Equipment Model 4062
Surveillance Image

Following on from other articles in the CHIS series:-

The Snoop Snoop Song - It's in his CHIS

"Do they jam him, I wanna know. How can I tell if they're following Joe?" - Cher IMPORTANT MORAL OF THE STORY:- * * "Never Send Sheep to Kill a Wolf" ...

Dressed for Failure - Poor Choice of Attire Exposes Surveillance

Following on from my article about CHIS:- this is Part 2 of the series. 20150923 The Mobitel Experience / Truman Show I now present a few more videos ...

An interesting aspect of surveillance operations in Asian countries such as Sri Lanka, is that the generally smaller body frame of the general population results in body-worn equipment fitting improperly compared to their western counterparts.

Equipment manufacturers tend to produce sophisticated equipment in limited sizes, due to their cost and the popular size centres around agents of 5ft 8ins.

Nothing is worse for the CHIS than not feeling at ease with their equipment – their gait may be affected or they may compensate in other ways and fail to remain focussed. Also they may be worried about the cost associate with breaking it so they may inadvertently draw attention to themselves and it by over-compensating.

However the much more serious problem is that the ratio of Equipment Size: CHIS Size is much larger. This has the obvious result that the equipment is far easier to detect visually.

Gamma Group Equipment - Body-Worn IMSI Catchers

The following is one of the models that colleagues and I have used previously:-

Investigating the Investigators

I had continually provided disinformation to Chamaree Silva from around the middle of August 2015 onwards as I identified very early on that she was the mole.

Silva would be the one who would have all the ‘issues’ and she was the one ‘propagating the histrionics‘. She asked me to transfer her google contacts from one phone to the one provided by Adrian the Cat and I.

When I did that I noticed the e-mail address of JV Lasantha Priyadarshana who is of course the perpetrator of the data theft from December 2014 – that is the nexus between the original data exfiltration and the present one of that time.

WLG and Melbourne Fraudsters Linked to Destruction of Evidence

20170611 EVIDENCE INSERTED In December 2014 I was the victim of a theft of data and destruction of evidentiary materials from my apartment, by a Sri ...

I never mentioned it to her of course, as I kept her in the dark…

I also identified very interesting IP tracking information which is IRREFUTABLE and incredibly impressive in the context 🙂

However the bottom line is I had a mole in the organisation that I could easily distribute disinformation, packaged as ‘truths from Joe’. Silva has a big mouth and uneducated although like typical Sri Lankan’s (and Australians) she continually exhibits the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

Joe's Kitchen

"My personality is designed by me - my attitude is defined by you!" - JSRDS Gordon Ramsay OBE is a world-class British chef, restauranteur, and ...

With this in mind, it was necessary to involve Silva as much as possible – it was a double-edged sword as the disinformation strategy meant that I had to disclose somewhat ‘plausible’ information in order to obtain actionable intelligence back and expose and then smash the perpetrators.

20150923 The Mobitel Experience / Truman Show

Returning to the 23 September 2015, I already had irrefutable forensic information from 2014 relation to Cellular Interception. As such I thought it would be fun to fart around like the CHIS and ‘push their buttons’.

Accordingly, today’s videos relate to the CHIS known as the ‘Small Guy’.

Excerpt 01

The first thing I noticed was the Small Guy’s large stomach, despite being quite skinny. Subcutaneous fat in Sri Lankan people is usually present on the face and abdominal areas. It is rare to see one area and not the other.

He also appeared to have the military connection, demonstrable from his upper body physique and posture, which is was the ‘official’ aspect that I was hoping for,

And of course he had a similar type of phone, and he was pointing the back camera directly at me whilst observing me. Where he drew unnecessary attention to himself is that he was using another phone in his left hand concurrently.

He ensured the phone pointing at me remained locked.

Also note the defined boundary where the body-worn equipment starts:-

Sri Lanka is a poor country and normal folk just cannot afford to have own two phones. A USD 1000 mobile would be the four months’ wages. Additionally his shoes were more akin to a surveillance operation.

And his right pocket had something large in it.

Excerpt 02

After a while his arms became crossed – it was odd, but literally everyone who had previously been identified by me as being involved, subsequently were doing this:-

The Small Guy crossing his arms caused the equipment to be easily observable – the yellow arrow confirms the boundary and the area above is absolutely straight.

[SEE BEYOND THE WHITE MARKINGS ON THIS SHIRT. IT IS BETTER CONFIRMED FURTHER DOWN]

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Excerpt 03

I had to go into Mobitel myself and when I was walking in I noticed that the Small Guy had changed his position and was pointing his camera phone at me again.

I also noticed that some device had obtain an IMSI-lock.

When I allowed him to see that I had identified him, he took a number of steps backwards – a bad move which only drew attention to himself and it was clear that he was panicking.

So I went down to confront him – two reasons for this – I wanted to get a better look at him from close up, and I wanted to stress him out a little bit, so that his breathing would be deeper and so that I could see whether he had a Body-Worn IMSI Catcher. He was already worrying 🙂

As I mentioned in a previous article, getting CHIS to breathe deeper and faster makes visual identification easier 🙂 Increasing tidal volume was my objective:-

Increase in Tidal Volume During Exercise

Tidal volume is the volume of air you breathe in a single breath. Exercise causes an increase in tidal volume because your requirements for oxygen go up. This increase is mediated in different ways depending on when it occurs during your exercise. An ...

The friendly words “How’s it going?” caused the CHIS to run for cover, but he took more photos first:-

look at his abdominal region:- zoomed in

Even STEVIE WONDER, wandering around BLINDFOLDED, on a DARK NIGHT with a SANDBAG ON HIS HEAD

would be able to SEE how much of a

COMPLETE BALLS-UP THIS IS:-

would be able to SEE how much of a …

The two red and yellow areas provide a SIGNATURE MATCH 🙂

Excerpt 04

After the Small Guy fled the scene I went into Mobitel to get my replacement SIM card.

When I was in the showroom, I identified further clowns from the rucksacks they were carrying. I had memorised the exact rucksacks (as opposed to the brand of rucksacks) as they were being shared between different CHIS.

IN FACT ON THIS POINT, EVEN WHEN DIFFERENT BIKES WERE USED BY THE SAME RIDERS, I HAD MEMORISED THEIR SPECIFIC DRIVING/RIDING STYLES 🙂

Accordingly when I came out I was just picking them off in real-time. In fact for one of the guys when I merely said the name of the rucksack and he turned around astonished, providing me with confirmation 🙂

However when I returned to the trishaw, I found the Small Guy HAD RETURNED, just like the Pot Belly Guy and the Bikey in previous posts.

Obviously they liked the location, and the would need to get close to me properly obtain my IMEIs. The reason the Mobitel Showroom was an excellent location to flush out the fools, was that the IMSI catchers would end up scanning hundreds of IMEIs inadvertently. Body-Worn IMSI Catchers are used to get close to the target and isolate only the target’s IMEI and other data.

AS CAN BE SEEN THE REAL INTEL GATHERING WAS CONTROLLED BY ME, NOT THE PERPETRATORS. ALTHOUGH THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD ME CORNERED 🙂

Silva was sitting in the trishaw behind me, and I wanted to provide misdirection to all the parties monitoring me. I therefore asked “What’s in the bag?” feigning that there was an IMSI catcher or something else wonderful being carried there 🙂

However it is obvious that there are two parallel outlines on the Small Guy’s abdominal region. I asked him the question so that he would use his left arm to reach back and grab the rucksack, and do so confidently because he knew that the IMSI catcher was Body-Worn 🙂

AND BY DOING SO, I WOULD GET MORE EVIDENCE AS TO THE OUTLINE OF THE DEVICE - WHICH OF COURSE I DID:-

Despite the lack of excess subcutaneous fat on his face he has tonnes in his proximal abdominal region. However, it is only on the front and he does not have ‘love handles’ and anything remotely resembling normal human anatomy:-

This further confirms my theories, and in fact given the IRREFUTABLE FORENSIC EVIDENCE confirming CELLULAR INTERCEPTION

no other theory or explanation even comes close 🙂

Excerpt 05

And finally when we were leaving I reconfirmed to Silva that the Small Guy was carrying a laptop in his rucksack (disinformation that I had pushed to her previously and repeatedly) and the Small Guy was all embarassed having been exposed 🙂

I said ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO ANYONE, about the fact I knew about the Body-Worn IMSI Catchers

It is ALWAYS INTERESTING that such EXTREMELY DAMNING EVIDENCE (in this case videographic) which ESTABLISHED CRIMINAL CULPABILITY OF MY ADVERSARIES had been DESTROYED whilst I was dumped in the Psychiatric Facility by EDWARD DE SARAM. THE NEXUS BETWEEN LK AND UK IS EASILY CONFIRMED 🙂

But as can be seen MY FORENSIC RECOVERY IS PROGRESSING VERY WELL 🙂

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Dressed for Failure Poor Choice of Attire Exposes Surveillance

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Dressed for Failure - Poor Choice of Attire Exposes Surveillance

Published on 22nd December 2017
Joseph-S-R-de-Saram

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Following on from my article about CHIS:-

The Snoop Snoop Song - It's in his CHIS

"Do they jam him, I wanna know. How can I tell if they're following Joe?" - Cher IMPORTANT MORAL OF THE STORY:- * * "Never Send Sheep to Kill a Wolf"...

this is Part 2 of the series.

20150923 The Mobitel Experience / Truman Show

I now present a few more videos confirming the Street Theatre / Sad Attempt at Harassment Surveillance on 23 September 2015.

There were quite a few sad characters and I will present them in turn. Today’s is the ‘Pot Belly Guy’

Background to Cellular Interception

I refer to this article:-

Brothers in Arms - Human Rights and Electronic Surveillance

These days electronic surveillance, usually warrantless, is a disgraceful abuse of process and most people do not know it's going on. This post is version 4 of an introduction to IMSI Catchers, what they are and how to deal with them using inexpensive......

and the following text:-

In this screenshot from my mobile, the person controlling the IMSI catcher took a fifteen minute lunch break! Additionally, reviewing the First and Second log you can see the Cell ID is the same but the physical location has changed – obviously the IMSI catcher was mounted in a vehicle, either an SUV or a rider with a rucksack! The Second and Third log have the same location but different Cell IDs – nicely fabricated!

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NOTE THE CELL ID: FIELD – 413 = MCC FOR SRI LANKA – 2 = MNC FOR DIALOG

As in the table referred to this article:-

Irrefutable Identification of Cellular Interception via Pure Forensic Analysis

One of the precursors to a Military Intelligence operation is the controlling of communications – whether internet traffic or mobile. Cellular interception is the key to obtaining the strategies of the target in real-time – it is extremely easy to effect and the data of multiple targets can be obtained over a relatively short period of time.

SS7 Attack

This screenshot shows an attack via the Signalling System 7 network. Silent SMS (Class 0) are used to locate a person. This was silly as the clowns following me had visuals! By having one phone with two sim cards, it meant two IMSI catchers. By having three dual-sim phones I had an escort of six vehicles – oh what a circus! I then noted the number plates and could have run them against a database of vehicle owners had my house not been ransacked on 17 December 2015.

MOBITEL WERE ALSO INVOLVED – MCC 413 MNC 01

Decrypted Calls

And last but by no means least, I was able to confirm that there was actual call decryption occurring. The 4G session was dropped to 2G and the Cipher was changed to A5/0 from A5/1. However just to clarify, IMSI catchers can switch the phone to A5/2, obtain the session key, and then return it to A5/1 – so just because it says A5/1 doesn’t mean that your call is encrypted.

Gamma Group Equipment – NEXT GENERATION A5.1 DECRYPTOR

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Example of 4G being dropped on DIALOG on 26 JANUARY 2015 – just A MONTH AFTER THE THEFT OF EVIDENCE, ENGINEERED BY UK PEEPS in December 2014.

Back to 20150923

Please review the following videos, and analyse his [dense] behaviour:-

25% Speed

Key Points

His first mistake is that his shirt confirms him to be associated with Dialog, which is the telecoms provider above.

Reference Site: https://www.dialog.lk/

It is in fact with Dialog that I have had the greatest number of Cellular Interception logs, including A5/1 to A5/0 as well as dropping my connection from 4G to 3G and even to 2G.

Nowithstanding the Forensic Evidence from July 2015 above, he has not done DIALOG and his INSTRUCTORS ANY FAVOURS by his choice of clothing.

Remember also, that the telecoms provider who we went to visit is MOBITEL not DIALOG. I was actually expecting Mobitel Peeps to come out and spy on me that day – DIALOG was a bonus!

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Then he is just holding the phone and pointing the camera at me.

Body-Worn Device

THE GLARING ISSUE (AROUND 0:04) IS THAT WHEN HE STOPS AFTER HIS FIRST RIGHT STEP, THE SQUARE DEVICE ATTACHED TO HIS STOMACH OSCILLATES LEFT AND RIGHT. – HA HA

When a party is wearing any body-worn equipment, it needs to be firmly strapped so that the contour of the body is not affected. The guy is clearly skinny but has a bulge in his stomach. Its existence also messes up the lines on his t-shirt obviously, which is why it is raised at the front/middle.

In such operations it is vital not to turn the torso so that the outline of the device can be viewed.

The primary purpose for this fool was to take the place of the motorbike, which just left after this guy arrived on the scene. He has located himself in a similar position to the bike, in fact closer to me than it was. Perhaps the Bluetooth connection was not strong enough or the data rates were too low? Ha ha

Note how the the two corners of the device are what his shirt is hanging on:-

Key Points

He’s got LEGS – he knows how to use them! He also has something like a battery in his left pocket. He looks like he has battery packs strapped to his shins:-

As can be seen the contours of his trousers do not reflect normal human anatomy – and there are distinct boundaries which define whether the equipment starts and ends 🙂

How Bizarre

So farting around with further confirmation of Dialog was extremely dim – remember this not a rogue dialog employee and not a vicarious liability issue – multiple Base Transceiver Stations of Dialog are involved, and it is smells of an MLAT 🙂

Steps Required to Crush Fraudulent Law Enforcement Surveillance

(a) Have experience of Intelligence Analysis, and Aerospace & Defence and SIGINT and TSCM since 1993 – this level is much higher than Law Enforcement;

(b) Capture forensic information in relation to everything occurring in the vicinity, and ignore people calling you paranoid;

(c) Make sure your neck isn’t broken in a Staged Road Traffic Accident which facilitates parties to install cameras and mics in a ‘sterile’ environment;

(d) Identify the use of Covert Human Intelligence Sources early on, by providing suspects with disinformation and watching their responses, or when ‘lights flicker’ when saying ‘police informant’ when an accountant from the UK visits;

(e) Ensure that parties do not kill your beloved pets when trying to crush your spirit;

(f) Eat only normal foods – avoid Drug-Induced Psychosis from ShitLankanTM parents;

(g) Secure your data in case investigators try and wipe it whilst putting you in a Psychiatric Facility ahead of Electroconvulsive Therapy and Extraordinary Rendition;

(h) Kep calm and immediately plan an escape strategy from the Psychiatric Facility as you will definitely end up there;

(i) Immediately start the data recovery process if 10 terabytes of evidentiary materials is missing, as it will take years to scan drive surfaces;

(j) Produce some evidence on Social Media and LAUGH LOUDLY, whilst keeping the really meaty items safe and offline;

(k) Bring multi-million damages claims and private prosecutions against the perpetrators using your recovered evidence, crushing their case in the process if they are still dumb enough to bring one 🙂

Body-Worn Surveillance Equipment Doesn't Come in Childrens' Sizes

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The Snoop Snoop Song Its in his CHIS

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The Snoop Snoop Song - It's in his CHIS

Published on 21st December 2017
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“Do they jam him, I wanna know. How can I tell if they’re following Joe?” – Cher

IMPORTANT MORAL OF THE STORY:-

* * “Never Send Sheep to Kill a Wolf” – Joseph S R de Saram * *

[THIS IS PART ONE OF A SERIES OF ARTICLES IN RELATION TO “STREET THEATRE” AND COMPLETELY BALLSED UP SURVEILLANCE :)]

I have referred to Covert Human Intelligence Sources (“CHIS”) previously, in this article:-

Covert Human Intelligence Sources - CHIS

Still writing this - check back please Covert Human Intelligence Sources ("CHIS") The utilisation of CHIS against me in 2015 onwards was a nothing ...

so I refer to this one as well:-

COVERT HUMAN INTELLIGENCE SOURCES

What is an agent? Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS), or “agents”, are people who can provide intelligence that assists our investigations. Agents are not MI5 employees – we refer to our staff as “officers”...

Pure Forensics v Behaviour Analysis

I always prefer the Pure Forensic option, and this method tends to produce IRREFUTABLE FORENSIC EVIDENCE which is difficult to challenge.

However interaction and Behaviour Analysis is fun and I always confront the clowns and take them in a direction that they did no want to go in. Sri Lankans are quite timid actually and are a complaisant culture.

Targetting poorly trained CHIS is the easiest way to utterly destroy an intelligence and/or law enforcement operation. Their fancy equipment does not make up for their lack of fancy training 🙂

 

Foreign Connection

So if foreigners turn up offering visas and letters of recommendations then will do absolutely anything…

[insert evidence re bribes / extra-territorial jurisdiction]

The following video confirms AFP-related CHIS activity in Sydney Australia – ONLY A REALLY KEEN EYE CAN SPOT THE AGENT:-

and Singapore – (though the presenter incorrectly states Sao Paulo):-

[Actually people accuse me of money laundering all the time – just go to Mustafa and have fun investigating the people there :)]

The Relevance of Horseshit in the AFP Sydney video to ShitLankansTM

Sri Lankans have little understanding of anything covert because of the gossipy culture – that’s the first problem. The second problem is that they are directionless with no loyalty. And the third problem is that the vast majority of people are ignorant with low literacy rate.

Accordingly if ‘boobs on the ground’ are required, then expect such an operation to fail miserably, especially against me because I have far better experience and training. In fact if parties had asked Pamela Anderson turn up, they would have had more success against me using that method 🙂

City of London Police Data Exfiltration

January 2016 Call Interception On a 4G data connection in Sri Lanka, the following screenshot was obtained on 15 January 2016. It confirms that IMSI catchers were in operation and that data was being routed to the City of London.

Also the AFP have historically trained Sri Lankans as I understand so that is how poor results were incorporated from the outset:-

Australian Police Involved in Destruction of Rhodium Cellular Interception Evidence

in which I stated that:- “Australia’s general knowledge of Finance and Defence is extremely poor. I will write an article about the Australian Signals Directorate and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation at some point and how dense they are in their own efforts of electronic...

ALSO I CAN MEMORISE EVERYTHING IN REAL-TIME - MEANING BIKES, CARS, ACTORS, CLOTHING, DRIVING STYLES, GAIT ETC ETC

20150923 The Mobitel Experience / Truman Show

The thing that was most noticeable about 23 September 2015 was that it was entirely staged AS A SHOW.

The map shows the junction of Hunupitiya Lake Rd and W A D Ramanayake Mawatha, and where my trishaw was located. Here I could only see one direction at any given time, which would allow parties to think they had far lower risk to annoy me in this location.

However at the same time I chose a location in which the road was one way, meaning that if vehicles went against the correct flow of traffic then they would either be government in nature, or parties on official business.

Either way, capturing vehicle registration plates from this location would be an excellent exercise, particularly if they circled me more than once or they went in the wrong direction down a one-way street 🙂

CLASSIC STREET THEATRE IN FACT

It was obvious to me that my actions were being videoed so I also exaggerated my responses to give them what they were expecting.

I wanted to get some fresh intel on the fools. So I asked Chamaree Silva to accompany me to the Mobitel Showroom to get some SIM cards. Cellular interception and SIM cards go hand in hand, so I knew I would get excellent coverage of the event 🙂

Additionally I also knew that whilst Chamaree was at Mobitel, I could not leave, so my location was guaranteed for whatever length of time was required for actors to make a nuisance of themselves.

 

THEY WOULD UNAVOIDABLY IMPLICATE THEMSELVES AS THE VEHICLES HAD TO TURN LEFT 🙂

Video Evidence – Marching Guy Red Zip

Please review the following video. I only had 10 seconds or so in a live operation to analyse the intel and it is much easier on video now. This is real time and note the quirky aspects:-

At the start of this video his arms are swinging to the horizontal until he corrects it – people in the military cannot help doing this, particular when they are starting to march or even walk:)

He appears to be in one of the forces – good-looking so I would say an officer – men in Sri Lanka are better looking than the women. His posture and physique are more military in nature than law enforcement. Excellent head position and flat abs

This is the version at 5% speed…

The straight-edge reminded me of Body-Worn IMSI catchers. However they do stick out a lot more :)At the start of the video he nods to acknowledge an instruction, and then does so again later. At the second nod he ‘turns on the march’ and goes in a different direction.He maintains a fixed gaze on the instructor at all times and he is concentrating on his mission.

One of the Zips on his rucksack suddenly flashed bright red and then goes off. This is an LED not a label and I was there and I saw this at the time – which piqued my interest no end:-

Now OFF

This is NOT the behaviour of a normal zip on a rucksack found in Sri Lanka and actually reminded me of equipment that my colleagues and I had used from a company called Gamma Group (in 2011/2012 from memory)

Gamma Group

Gamma Group is an international manufacturer of surveillance & monitoring systems with technical and sales offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. We provide advanced technical surveillance, monitoring solutions and advanced government training as well as international consultancy to National and State Intelligence Departments and Law Enforcement Agencies.

If I remember correctly, those zips light up if the target device (meaning my mobile) had an IMEI-lock from the IMSI catcher (which is in the bag itself). They provide a visual confirmation to investigators which of their personnel has IMSI-lock on the target and the LEDs need to be bright to facilitate proper visual identification even in daylight!

And then I remembered that Gamma Group also supplied Body-Worn IMSI catchers 🙂

And the dumpy woman at the end who was observing me and obviously not waiting for a bus or anything, had a bag that looked like a typical bad provided to admin staff in military service. I will expand upon her and other parties as context is relevant otherwise the intelligence analysis will appear incorrect.

And finally despite me being interested in the Marching Guy’s actions, the white vehicle that passed from right to left was one that I had seen before – so I switched to that to capture it on video 🙂

Bikey’s Red Zips

After I had arrived at the location, the activity started. Please review the following video, which is actually a series of clips joined together for convenience. I of course have the originals which can be analysed independently to evidentiary grade forensic 🙂

Key Points

Prior to the video above a Bikey turned up and was ‘specifically guided’ to park his bike in a no-parking location, though conveniently within

BLUETOOTH PHONE CONNECTION RANGE 🙂

I was expecting him to make a delivery (hence his reason for parking in a no-parking area) but it just did not occur.

And the other odd thing was that he just left (what obviously looked like a heavy device) unattended and wandered off. No-one leaves stuff unattended in Sri Lanka and it therefore confirmed that it was being monitored.

As can be seen the bike has been left with what appears to be an laptop placed. Even the number plate says BAG 9050 and the seat has been modified with a cover.

The existence of the white plastic bag was another symbol – it is on tonnes of other videos too 🙂

Something that I often noticed was that the plates were often coded in odd ways – either the numbers being the numbers of my birthday or vehicles which contained IMSI catchers had the last 4 digits being similar to the digits of the Cell ID / Location Area Code 🙂

Also the second and fourth digits had specific patterns. And many of the vehicles were fleet vehicles – belonging to a few organisations and having been purchased in one lot to save money.

Additionally I had found a number of Ministry of Justice vehicles which were also acting unlawfully – no surprise there with the corruption in SL but it did suggest the existence of an MLAT, and a official operation 🙂

BUT THE CLASSIC THING IS THAT THE ZIPS ARE GLOWING BRIGHT RED

5% speed

The purpose of this video is to demonstrate that the zips were illuminated, rather than they switched on and off. My concern here is that there was clearly cellular interception.

When the bike arrived I found that shortly afterwards my phone froze and rebooted – I was wondering about an OTA update which modified the firmware.

 

I THINK THIS ATTACK WAS OVER BLUETOOTH HOWEVER

This was the way that malware was introduced early on onto my internal local area networks. Every time we connected the phone to download photos there was the risk of infection.

BUT AT THE SAME TIME WAS IT THE BIKE OR A DEVICE IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY?

Was it a Red Herring or more relevantly a RED SNAPPER – HA HA!!

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Actually it seemed to mess up the phone camera too, as when I zoomed in the colour on the right side of the image was affected (red zips and orange shock absorber) but not on the left side (red petrol tank). It is not red-eye correction because this reflects what I actually saw without looking through the camera lens.

And whilst we continually flashed firmware, when the operations took place (often in slow Colombo traffic) the firmware was being continually re-written by fake Base Transceiver Stations – so that was the other complication that we successfully overcame.

Anyway I have hundreds of these types of videos, now that they have been recovered – what a bummer for those parties who thought they had wiped everything beyond recovery…

AND OF COURSE IT IS EASY TO PROVIDE SUCH PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE TO VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS AND OBTAIN COURT ORDERS TO IDENTIFY THE PARTIES CONCERNED – PEOPLE OR NUMBER PLATES 🙂

More exciting evidence in Part 02:-

Dressed for Failure - Poor Choice of Attire Exposes Surveillance

Following on from my article about CHIS:- this is Part 2 of the series. 20150923 The Mobitel Experience / Truman Show I now present a few more videos...

and Part 03:-

Body-Worn Surveillance Equipment Doesn't Come in Childrens' Sizes

23 September 2015 - BODY-WORN IMSI CATCHER EXPOSED Similar to, if not Gamma Group Equipment Model 4062 Surveillance Image Following on from other
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