Archiv: Kroll Inc.


07.07.2019 - 20:26 [ New Yorker ]

The Secret Keeper – Jules Kroll and the world of corporate intelligence.

(12.10.2009)

Wiretaps, break-ins, bribes—Jules Kroll likes to dismiss competitors who use such tactics as “cowboys.” But he has hired plenty of graduates of the C.I.A. and other secret services, such as M.I.6 and the Mossad, and has also been obliged to fire some for breaking the rules. With the end of the Cold War, a flood of former spies came onto the private-security market. Their methods and networks could be useful, particularly in countries, such as the ex-Soviet states, newly opened to foreign investment.

Kroll has hired two former New York City police commissioners: Robert McGuire, in 1989; and William Bratton, in 2000. McGuire was instrumental in landing a major contract to redesign the security system of the World Trade Center after the 1993 terrorist bombing.

07.07.2019 - 15:09 [ New Yorker ]

Private Mossad for Hire

(18/25.02.2019)

Spies, private investigators, criminals, and even some journalists have long used false identities to trick people into providing information, a practice known as pretexting. The Internet made pretexting easier. Aviran thought that fake online personae, known as avatars, could be used to spy on terrorist groups and to head off planned attacks. In 2004, he started Terrogence, which became the first major Israeli company to demonstrate the effectiveness of avatars in counterterrorism work.

When Terrogence launched, many suspected jihadi groups communicated through members-only online forums run by designated administrators. To get past these gatekeepers, Terrogence’s operatives gave their avatars legends, or backstories—often as Arab students at European universities. As the avatars proliferated, their operators joked that the most valuable online chat rooms were now entirely populated by avatars, who were, inadvertently, collecting information from one another.

01.12.2018 - 14:35 [ Caitlin Johnstone / Medium.com ]

There Is A Lucrative Espionage Industry For Covering Up The Crimes Of The Rich

(7.11.2017) It’s stupid to think that Kroll and Black Cube are the only ones trying to offer the wealthy these services, and it’s stupid to think that Weinstein is the only rich asshole using such services to cover up his personal evils. Weinstein got caught because he happens to have a fetish for women of means, who became wealthy themselves and who can with enough effort can get their voices heard. Imagine crossing a wealthy person and not having such means at your disposal. This has doubtless happened to countless people.

01.12.2018 - 14:06 [ Kroll Inc. ]

Starwood Guest Reservation Database Security Incident – Marriott International

Marriott values our guests and understands the importance of protecting personal information. We have taken measures to investigate and address a data security incident involving the Starwood guest reservation database. The investigation has determined that there was unauthorized access to the database, which contained guest information relating to reservations at Starwood properties on or before September 10, 2018. This notice explains what happened, measures we have taken, and some steps you can take in response.

On September 8, 2018, Marriott received an alert from an internal security tool regarding an attempt to access the Starwood guest reservation database. Marriott quickly engaged leading security experts to help determine what occurred. Marriott learned during the investigation that there had been unauthorized access to the Starwood network since 2014. Marriott recently discovered that an unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information, and took steps towards removing it.

05.07.2018 - 19:35 [ Radio Utopie ]

Analyse: Vorbereitung eines Angriffskrieges in Deutschland

(vor drei Tagen) Ich wette alles was ich habe darauf, dass die israelischen „Kollegen“ (und natürlich auch die „Kolleginnen“) derzeit massiv ihre lieben Kameraden in Deutschland bespringen und ihnen wieder einmal jeden Sch**ss erzählen denen die gerne hören. Irgendwas mit Terror, links und Islam, zum Beispiel. Die Unverschämtheit, die sich der rechtsradikale Benjamin Weinthal in der „Jerusalem Post“ wieder einmal erlaubt, ist da ein ganz nützliches Indiz. Entsprechend Israels post-Rabinscher Definition als Paradies für Zyniker spricht Weinthal von Aktivitäten der „Revolutionsgarden“ Irans in Deutschland, um Raketentechnologie zu erwerben. Dies wird nun mutmaßlich, entsprechend der unauffällig durch die „Sicherheitsbehörden“ in internationaler Hierarchie und Befehlskette innerhalb der Republik aufgebauten Selbstermächtigungs-Struktur, als Legitimation benutzt werden mutmaßlich genau die Kräfte verstärkt zu bespitzeln und zu verleumden, die der Vorbereitung eines Angriffskrieges auf deutschem Boden überhaupt noch etwas entgegensetzen.

02.07.2018 - 11:56 [ Radio Utopie ]

Analyse: Vorbereitung eines Angriffskrieges in Deutschland

Die Anklage wegen Korruption als Damokles-Schwert über sich hängend, versucht Benjamin Netanjahu und seine rechtsradikale Gang an der Regierung des von ihnen seit der Ermordung von Yitzhak Rabin faktisch gekaperten Israels sich in einen weiteren Angriffskrieg in Asien zu retten. Und der Sturz der einem Krieg gegen den Iran entgegenstehenden Kanzlerin von Deutschland mittels einem „Putsch von rechts“ ist Teil dieses Bemühens.

Eine Analyse.

13.11.2017 - 00:05 [ straitstimes.com ]

In Good Company: From oligarchs to New Yorkers, Kroll veteran Tommy Helsby has a view

Mention Russian oligarch and too frequently, the mental associations are with obscenely extravagant lifestyles, offshore accounts, trophy purchases of prestigious Western assets and cozy relationships with the Kremlin.

What if there is another perspective? That these are some of the smartest people on the planet, people with deep intellectual property in science who merely rode the opportunities thrown up by Mikhail Gorbachev’s economic liberalisation of a Stalinist state?

Mr Tommy Helsby, chairman of investigations and disputes at Kroll, has that view. He should know. Several of them use Kroll, a premier investigation and risk management company, in their business.

08.11.2017 - 13:15 [ Tageblatt.lu ]

Weinstein heuerte eine „Armee von Spionen“ an

Das Vorgehen der “Corporate-Intelligence-Agenturen” (einer Art professionalisierte Detektei) jagt einem kalte Schauer über den Rücken. Weinstein soll für mehrere hunderttausend Dollar die Dienste von Black Cube und Kroll in Anspruch genommen haben. Abgewickelt wurden die Deals laut “The New Yorker” über eine Anwaltskanzlei – damit das Anwaltsgeheimnis ihn im Falle eines Gerichtsverfahrens vor Offenlegung der Zusammenarbeit schützt.

08.11.2017 - 11:56 [ New Yorker ]

Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies

According to dozens of pages of documents, and seven people directly involved in the effort, the firms that Weinstein hired included Kroll, which is one of the world’s largest corporate-intelligence companies, and Black Cube, an enterprise run largely by former officers of Mossad and other Israeli intelligence agencies. Black Cube, which has branches in Tel Aviv, London, and Paris, offers its clients the skills of operatives “highly experienced and trained in Israel’s elite military and governmental intelligence units,” according to its literature.

Two private investigators from Black Cube, using false identities, met with the actress Rose McGowan, who eventually publicly accused Weinstein of rape, to extract information from her.