Thursday, March 12, 2009

British pair charged in 'industrial espionage'

TimesOnLine
Two Wyko engineers are alleged to have used a mobile telephone to photograph a secret piece of equipment at an American factory
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A leading British manufacturer has been caught up in an industrial espionage row after two engineers used a mobile telephone to photograph a secret piece of equipment at an American factory.

The photographs are alleged to have been used by Wyko Tire Technology in Dudley, West Midlands, to manufacturer a specialist tyre machine for a Chinese company.

Engineers Clark Roberts and Sean Howley are alleged to have tricked their way into the Goodyear factory in Kansas to take seven photographs of machinery used make large “off the road” tyres for earth moving equipment, it is claimed.

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1 comment:

paulsalzedo@faberbrent.com said...

A comprehensive security policy would have minimised this possibility. When are people going to learn that uncontrolled mobile phones are a major threat to information security.

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