Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Malware Used for Corporate Espionage

Yesterday, I heard a report on NPR about Israeli corporate officials indicted for using Trojan horses to copy confidential information from their competitors' computers. I can't find a link to the original story, but I did find this story on Haaretz.com. One excerpt:
...companies suspected of espionage include the satellite television company Yes, which is suspected of spying on cable television company HOT; cell-phone companies Pelephone and Cellcom, suspected of spying on their mutual rival Partner; and Mayer, which imports Volvos and Hondas to Israel and is suspected of spying on Champion Motors, importer of Audis and Volkswagens. Spy programs were also located in the computers of major companies such as Strauss-Elite, Shekem Electric and the business daily Globes
Scary stuff.

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