trade secrets

Felony CFAA Conviction for Accessing Former Employer’s Data via Backdoor Upheld on Appeal

An employee, after leaving a company, is no longer authorized to continue accessing its data–regardless of what steps the company took. This is, and always has been, a no-no. But, not everyone seems to realize it. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently affirmed a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act conviction for […]

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What is Corporate Espionage, Industrial Espionage, Cyber Espionage, and Economic Espionage? The DOJ Explains …

What is Cyber Espionage? Corporate espionage, industrial espionage, and cyber espionage all generally mean the same thing: (1) intentionally targeting or acquiring trade secrets of companies to benefit any foreign government, foreign instrumentality, or foreign agent, (FBI) which means, in simpler terms, (2) espionage conducted to gain a commercial advantage (Wikipedia). What is this not? This […]

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