How Big a Problem is Corporate Espionage?

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by ted9925, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. ted9925

    ted9925 Guest

    With all the data breaches we've been seeing, we might be assuming the
    intent is "identity theft." Here is another reason, it might be
    occuring:

    http://fraudwar.blogspot.com/2006/06/how-big-problem-is-corporate-espionage.html
     
    ted9925, Jun 19, 2006
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    S. Pidgorny Guest

    Yep the problem is big. Note that E&Y laptops were stolen, but corrupt
    employees stories seldom become public.
     
    S. Pidgorny, Jun 20, 2006
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  3. Just as losses due to security seldom get publicity (more now for a
    subset when identity is involved) most of the espionage type activity
    is never mentioned in public.
    That makes the How big impossible to guage.
     
    Roger Abell [MVP], Jun 20, 2006
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    imhotep Guest


    ....also about 2 years ago there was a Israeli company that designed a MS
    trojan *just* to infect their rival. It broke out in the news a little
    while ago. I am sure you can find it if you search...

    Look recently at the last Word and Excel vulnerabilities. They were
    discovered late because the author was specifically targeting a couple of
    companies rather than releasing it on the World. Now his/her motive could
    be many things: revenge, corporate espionage, etc, etc

    ....but yes, corporate spying is quite lucrative...

    Imhotep

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    imhotep, Jun 23, 2006
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