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Crime Industrial Espionage

  • Feb 16- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Chinese scientist in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said, the latest attempt at agricultural theft linked to China. Zhang, who has a doctorate from Louisiana State University, worked as a rice breeder for...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 24- A New York state appeals court on Tuesday reinstated the criminal conviction of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer Sergey Aleynikov for stealing computer code from the bank as he prepared to jump to a high-speed trading start-up. It means Aleynikov, 46, who had won the overturning of two criminal convictions in a 7-1/ 2- year legal odyssey,...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 17- Canada's main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document obtained by Reuters. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service warning...

  • Jan 11- In April 2015, a sworn statement submitted in a Nevada lawsuit between rival casino moguls Steve Wynn and Japan's Kazuo Okada contained an unusual assertion. Its author said Wynn's head of security had asked to meet him in Japan and then persuaded him to travel to the United States to talk to federal agents pursuing a different matter: a criminal bribery...

  • *Blames hackers based in southeast Asia. FRANKFURT, Dec 8- Technical trade secrets were stolen from the steel production and manufacturing plant design divisions of ThyssenKrupp AG in cyber attacks earlier this year, the German company said on Thursday. ThyssenKrupp, one of the world's largest steel makers, said it had been targeted by attackers located in...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 8- Technical trade secrets were stolen from the steel production and manufacturing plant design divisions of ThyssenKrupp AG in cyber attacks earlier this year, the German company said on Thursday. ThyssenKrupp, one of the world's largest steel makers, attributed the breaches to unnamed attackers located in southeast Asia engaged in what it...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 8- Technical trade secrets were stolen from ThyssenKrupp AG in cyber attacks earlier this year, the steelmaker said on Thursday. Secured systems operating steel blast furnaces and power plants in Duisburg, in Germany's industrial heartland in the Ruhr Valley, were unaffected, the company said. ThyssenKrupp is a major supplier of steel to...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 8- Technical trade secrets were stolen from ThyssenKrupp AG in a cyber attack earlier this year, the steelmaker said on Thursday. "ThyssenKrupp has become the target of a massive cyber attack," the German company said in a statement. In attacks discovered in April and traced back to February, hackers stole project data from ThyssenKrupp's plant...

  • ZURICH, Sept 6- Swiss authorities have charged a former banker at UBS suspected of selling confidential client details to Germany in 2012, Switzerland's Office of the Attorney General said on Tuesday. The CD related to assets worth 3.5 billion Swiss francs. UBS is one of several Swiss banks that got caught up in investigations into personal tax evasion as...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend's Group of 20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank, according to a letter obtained by Reuters. In the letter sent to the White House ahead of the Sept. 4-5 summit, Sherrod Brown, a senior Democrat on the Senate...

  • *Letter cites $81 million Bangladesh Bank heist. NEW YORK, Aug 29- Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend's G20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank, according to a letter obtained by Reuters. In the letter sent to the White House ahead of the Sept. 4-5 summit,...

  • Uber driver looking for new passengers in Washington, D.C.

    A retired CIA officer has been involved in an investigation for an unlikely paymaster—Uber, CNBC has learned.

  • Container ships are seen at Lianyungang port on July 10, 2015 in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province of China. During the first six months of 2015, total value of foreign trade stood at about 1857.48 billion USD (11.53 trillion RMB), down by 6.9 percent from a year earlier.

    Chinese exporters have found a silver lining in weak global demand by seizing market share from their competitors.

  • Taiwan has swapped jailed spies with political foe China in an unprecedented goodwill gesture following this month's historic meeting.

  • US losing corporate espionage fight: Counterintelligence expert

    William Evanina, National Counterintelligence Executive Director, says the U.S. is currently at risk of losing the corporate espionage war.

  • Surveillance video: Chinese espionage bust in Missouri hotel

    The FBI released surveillance video from a 2012 arrest of two men in an alleged corporate espionage attempt by a Chinese company to bribe an employee of an American firm for confidential trade secrets.

  • Sophisticated spying tool found

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports a new computer virus has been discovered by Symantec that's being called one of the most sophisticated pieces of malware ever seen.

  • 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

    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

    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.