Friday, April 19, 2002

The $1 billion hack? One multinational corporation is suing another for allegedly hiring computer crackers to steal its corporate secrets and post them on the internet. As the article notes, "Stealing your competitor’s secrets to cash in on them is as old as commerce itself. But stealing your enemy’s secrets and giving them away, thereby diluting or eliminating their value? That seems to be a new corporate weapon born of the Internet age."