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May 30, 2005

Trojan used for industrial espionage

A handful of well known companies are caught up in a scandal over the use of a Trojan horse program for industrial espionage against selected targets. The story is a rather sketchy at present but it appears that police discovered the plot following a lead from an Israeli author whose London-based former son-in-law is accused of disclosing parts of a book he was writing. The existence of the Trojan is evidently not in dispute, along with the fact that it was distributed on a 'promotional CD'. The author, however, claims that it is legal and is 'not his fault' if it was misused for illegal/unethical purposes.
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