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Crime Industrial Espionage

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 16- A lawyer for Uber told a federal judge on Thursday he intended to file a petition to compel arbitration in the Waymo trade secrets theft case, citing an agreement signed by a former Waymo employee who is at the heart of the case. Waymo, the self-driving division of technology giant Alphabet, sued ride services company Uber last month,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- The United States on Wednesday charged two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers with masterminding the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, the first time the U.S. government has criminally charged Russian spies for cyber offences. The Kremlin, which denies Russia tried to influence the U.S. election in any way, said on Thursday...

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- The United States on Wednesday charged two Russian intelligence agents and two criminal hackers with masterminding the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, marking the first time the U.S. government has criminally charged Russian spies for cyber offenses. President Donald Trump, and uncertainty about whether Trump is willing to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- The United States on Wednesday charged two Russian intelligence agents and two criminal hackers with masterminding the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, marking the first time the U.S. government has criminally charged Russian spies for cyber offenses. President Donald Trump, and uncertainty about whether Trump is willing to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A self-driving car company founded by Google is presenting new evidence to support allegations that a former manager stole technology sold to Uber to help the ride-hailing service build its own robot-powered vehicles. Waymo, a project hatched by Google eight years ago, wove its tale of deceit in sworn statements filed Friday in a San Francisco...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 28- A company now owned by Uber last year quietly bought a small firm specializing in sensor technology used in autonomous vehicles, giving the ride services company a patent in the technology and possibly a defense against a trade secrets theft lawsuit filed against it by rival Alphabet Inc.. The chief executive of little-known Tyto Lidar...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 23- Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto on Thursday over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology. "Uber's LiDAR technology is actually Waymo's LiDAR technology," said Waymo's complaint in the Northern District of California.

  • 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...

  • 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.