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Chinese Intelligence Officer Under Arrest for Trade Secret Theft
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10/17/2018 | 10:21:06 PM
Espionage the old fashioned way
Well, in an era when everyone is working to defend against electronic intrusion into private networks to steal intellectual property, a Chinese military intelligence officer was apprehended in Belgium and extradited to the US to face charges for conducting old-school espionage. To do this means finding someone who works in an industry where you want to steal a company's intellectual property for your own commercial purposes. Groom them by inviting them to conferences in China to deliver technical presentations and meet with Chinese engineers, etc. Stay in touch with them and begin asking more pointed questions about how certain designs or processes you are interested in and see if they will eventually tell you or give you what you want to know. I think back in the day it was called "social engineering" and it doesn't look like it has gone completely out of style.

 


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