Industrial Espionage


  • *Taiwan gov't investigating phones' data transmission to China. The government began performing independent tests on Xiaomi phones after reports in recent months that some models automatically send user data back to the firm's servers in mainland China, Gin-Shian Lou, a director at Taiwan's National Communications Commission, said on Wednesday.

  • TAIPEI, Sept 24- The Taiwanese government is investigating whether Xiaomi Inc, China's leading smartphone company by domestic shipments, is a cyber security threat and will make a decision within three months.

  • Sept 3- Goldman Sachs Group Inc should not have been ordered to pay former programmer Sergey Aleynikov's legal fees to defend against criminal charges that he stole secret code from the bank's computers, a divided federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

  • U.S. court reverses fee award to ex-Goldman programmer Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    Sept 3- Goldman Sachs Group Inc should not have been ordered to pay former programmer Sergey Aleynikov's legal fees to defend against criminal charges that he stole secret code from the bank's computers, a divided federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 24- China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Apple Inc, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. China is now looking to help its domestic industry catch up with imported systems such as Microsoft's Windows and Google's mobile operating system Android.

  • Aug 15- A Chinese businessman has been indicted in California on charges he hacked the computer systems of Boeing Co and other U.S. defense contractors and stole confidential plans for military aircraft, federal prosecutors said on Friday.

  • 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 says spying allegations 'made up': Reuters  Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • South Korean Firm Indicted With Corporate Espionage  Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 10:21 AM ET

    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.

  • China Hackers Hit US Chamber of Commerce: Report   Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 4:58 AM ET

    Hackers in China broke through the computer defenses of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last year and were able to access information about its operations and its 3 million members, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

  • Industrial Espionage News Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET