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Crime Industrial Espionage

  • *Settles long-running tax evasion investigation. ZURICH, Nov 14- HSBC Holdings has agreed to pay 300 million euros to settle a long-running investigation into tax evasion by French citizens via its private bank in Switzerland, the lender said on Tuesday. HSBC's Swiss private bank was plunged into turmoil in 2008 when Herve Falciani, a former IT employee, leaked...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 3- A federal judge in San Francisco made it more difficult for Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit to prove it suffered financially from the alleged theft of autonomous car trade secrets by Uber Technologies Inc, ruling to exclude testimony from Waymo's damages expert. U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup late on Thursday issued an order excluding...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 3- A federal judge in San Francisco made it more difficult for Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit to prove it suffered financially from the alleged theft of autonomous car trade secrets by Uber Technologies Inc, ruling to exclude testimony from Waymo's damages expert. U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup late on Thursday issued an order excluding...

  • Jerry Jindong Xu, who moved from China in 2011 and was employed by DuPont before the U.S. conglomerate spinned off Chemours in 2015, was charged in an indictment filed in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware. U.S. concern about intellectual property theft by China has been heightened, with President Donald Trump in August authorizing an inquiry into the matter.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20- Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion from Uber for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars, a lawyer for Uber said on Wednesday. Uber Technologies Inc attorney Bill Carmody disclosed the figure in a hearing in federal court in San Francisco, where both companies are...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20- An Uber lawyer on Wednesday said Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars. Uber Technologies Inc attorney Bill Carmody disclosed the figure in a hearing in federal court in San Francisco, where both companies are discussing whether a...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate called on President Donald Trump on Tuesday to block some Chinese investments in the United States to pressure China "to help rein in North Koreas threatening and destabilizing behavior." Trump has repeatedly urged China to rein in its ally North Korea, and Schumer agreed. "It is my assessment that China will not...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 7- A magistrate judge has ruled that Uber Technologies Inc must hand over a key document that could shed light on what its executives knew about alleged theft of trade secrets from Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit. Alphabet's Waymo claimed in a lawsuit earlier this year that former engineer Anthony Levandowski downloaded more...

  • *Experts say tracking cyber attackers grows more confusing. TALLINN, Estonia, May 31- Veteran espionage researcher Jon DiMaggio was hot on the trail three months ago of what on the face of it looked like a menacing new industrial espionage attack by Russian cyber spies. The hacker comes from Transdniestria, a disputed, Russian-speaking region of Moldova, he said.

  • 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.

  • DOJ indicts 5 Chinese military members

    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

    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.