24 Aug 2022

Ex-Apple engineer pleads guilty to stealing Apple’s car secrets

Former Apple employee Xiolang Zhang has plead guilty to stealing trade secrets about Apple’s autonomous vehicle project last Monday in a federal court located in San Jose. Zhang was charged by the FBI in 2018 for allegedly stealing the secrets while preparing to work for Xiaopeng Motors, a Chinese electric

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05 Jan 2022

Looking at IP Theft as a Cyber Criminal Offering

A recent article suggests that legitimate businesses have lost the fight against cyber-crime, applied defensives and cyber security strategies have ultimately failed to secure networks, and prevent the loss of sensitive information. The piece goes on to suggest that, while organizations would focus on the attack to improve remediation, hostile actors sought to develop their tactics, techniques, and procedures. These individuals and gangs sought to continually enhance their capabilities while organizational targets merely tried to survive the storm. By any measure, this has not been a winning solution.

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23 Jun 2021

Reps Call for Review Into Alleged FBI ‘Misconduct’ Against Chinese Scientist Accused of Spying

Representatives Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y., and Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., have called for a new investigation into the FBI’s actions against a former professor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville who was charged with concealing his ties to China after the litigation resulted in a mistrial. The Reps.

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20 Nov 2020

Raytheon Employee Jailed for Exporting Missile Data to China

Wei Sun, a former Raytheon employee, has been convicted in the United States on charges related to exporting sensitive military data to China. Sun was an electrical engineer for Raytheon for a decade. This past February, Sun pled guilty to violating the Arms Export Control Act by taking a Raytheon-issued

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31 Aug 2020

Chinese researcher charged with destroying evidence relating to illegal transfer of US tech

The US Department of Justice has detained Guan Lei, a Chinese researcher working at the University of California, Los Angeles, on charges of destroying evidence involved in a federal investigation. The Department of Justice stated that the destroyed information pertained to the illegal transfer of US technology and intellectual property

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11 May 2020

U.S. to Accuse China of Attempts to Hack Coronavirus Research

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security is planning to accuse Beijing of attempting to steal intellectual property and health information related to COVID-19 vaccines and treatment from American institutions. According to an alert released by the agency, the information-stealing attempts were conducted through hacking and other

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07 Feb 2019

Chinese Hackers Spy on U.S. Law Firm, Major Norwegian MSP

Between November 2017 and September 2018, Chinese hackers stole intellectual property or valuable business information from a U.S. law firm, a large Norwegian provider of IT services and an international apparel business. Recorded Future uncovered the campaign, which was carried out by APT10, a notorious hacking group with links to the Chinese government.

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05 Oct 2018

Report: China Used Tiny Chips to Infiltrate the U.S. Supply Chain

“Tiny surveillance microchips, produced by Chinese company SuperMicro, were placed inside hardware within data centers used by Apple, Amazon and other large U.S. tech companies, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The chips were allegedly used to gather information like trade secrets and intellectual property. According to the report, 30 U.S. companies were affected, but no consumer data was

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