Latest Espionage Case Underlines Threat
One of the biggest cases of industrial espionage in Israel throws a spotlight on the shadowy world of corporate competition and how easy it is to fall victim.
Police in Tel Aviv are currently investigating 18 individuals in Israel and London involved in a scheme to grab sensitive corporate information from competitors and use it to gain an advantage in bids for service and garner information on the competitors' corporate networks.
According to the authorities, the industrial espionage was perpetrated using a Trojan horse attached to e-mails, which were then subsequently installed by company employees. With the application in place, they said, information taken from corporate hard drives was sent to FTP servers located around the world.
The report also notes Interpol and the U.S. FBI were notified of the espionage ring, though FBI officials were not available for comment at press time.
Bezeq itself was one of the victims of the activities, the statement read, and company officials were summoned by police to assess the extent of the damage caused by the leaked information.