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From: Harry Saal
Date: May 30, 2005 11:52:11 AM EDT
To: Dave Farber
Subject: Trojan horse used for business espionage

Writers of viruses aren't merely doing it "for the thrill". Here is a story about what appears to be a trojan horse (delivered surreptiously via CD demo disks) that copied valuable business secrets which were sold to the competition. Apparently several "business intelligence" were involved in trafficking in the stolen information. Senior executives of the firms which purchased the ill- gotten information are under arrest. The article predicts that more shoes will drop in Europe and perhaps elsewhere. Should one presume that this practice is already "popular" in the US?
"Trojan horse also hit major int'l firms"

In an undercover operation codenamed "Horse Race" the Tel Aviv Police arrested last week leading executives from the country's top-tier companies who allegedly planted a computer virus known as a Trojan horse inside their competitors' computers and stole classified commercial information, it was released for publication on Sunday.

[From http://www.jpost.com article link]

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