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  • Iran hackers use fake Facebook to spy on Americans Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    Iranian hackers created false social networking accounts and a fake news website to spy on leaders in the United States, Israel and other countries.

  • Five indicted in cybercrime operation     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the 31-count, 56-page grand jury indictment from the DOJ against five defendants alleged in cyber-espionage.

  • Chinese cybercrime suspected for years: Pro     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    The U.S. Justice Department has filed its first ever cyber-espionage charges against five operatives from a Chinese military operation known as "Unit 61398." Marc Zwillinger, ZwillGen founder, provides perspective.

  • DOJ indicts 5 Chinese military members     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    The U.S. has charged China with cyberspying on U.S. firms. Kevin Mandia, FireEye COO, explains how he caught the Chinese government red-handed stealing American trade secrets. Peter Kiernan, author of "Becoming China's Bitch," provides perspective.

  • Chinese accused of cyberspying     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the five defendants in the case which the U.S. alleges cyberspying, were all part of The People's Liberation Army, allegedly the most prolific hacking operation of the Chinese military.

  • China's foreign ministry says the allegations of cyber-espionage are made up, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • DOJ indicts 5 Chinese officials     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    The Justice Department has filed the first ever cyber-espionage charges against Chinese government officials. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the charges accuse officials of using military and intelligent facilities to steal trade secrets from American energy and manufacturing companies.

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- The United States named China and India on a watch list for countries that aren't doing enough to fight intellectual-property crimes, warning of trade-secret theft in China and the proliferation of generic drugs and counterfeiting in India.

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- The United States named China and India on a watch list for countries that aren't doing enough to fight intellectual-property crimes, warning of trade-secret theft in China and the proliferation of generic drugs and counterfeiting in India.

  • April 10- AlixPartners, a leading business turnaround advisory firm, sued two former managing directors on claims they breached employment contracts and stole trade secrets after they jumped to consulting firm McKinsey& Co..

  • Court voids $920M DuPont award in Kevlar case Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia voided the verdict against South Korea's Kolon Industries Inc because of mishandled evidence.

  • TOKYO, March 18- Japan faced a full-on cyber attack across government departments on Tuesday in a drill aimed at bolstering national security as the country gears up to host the 2020 Olympics.

  • TOKYO, March 18- Japan faces a full-on cyber attack across government departments on Tuesday in a drill aimed at bolstering national security as the country gears up to host the 2020 Olympics. Japan is following the lead of Britain, which invited ethical hackers to test its computer systems in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics.

  • TOKYO, March 13- Japan vowed on Thursday to fight industrial espionage after domestic media reported technology and information from local companies, including chipmaker Toshiba Corp, had been leaked to rivals from other countries.

  • March 11- A former analyst for hedge fund Two Sigma Investments LLC was indicted in New York on Tuesday on state charges he stole information about the fund's confidential computer trading models.

  • Snowden granted asylum in Russia     Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    The NSA's Keith Alexander wants Russia to return Internet leaker Edward Snowden returned to the U.S. reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Kremlin Won't Intervene in Snowden Case     Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Washington is pressing Moscow to expel former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • CNBC's Scott Cohn reports a grand jury has indicted executives at Kolon Industries on charges of stealing corporate secrets from DuPont.

  • Two Chinese Firms Threaten US Security: Congress Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:20 PM ET

    Lawmakers are warning U.S. companies not to do business with two of the world's largest telecommunications equipment makers.

  • FBI to Blitz Public With Economic Espionage Ads Friday, 11 May 2012 | 5:08 AM ET
    A gloved hand taking confidential files

    In a nationwide advertising campaign that includes bus shelters, billboards and a website, the FBI is targeting corporate espionage — and encouraging employees of American corporations to be wary of spies in their midst.