Friday, January 25, 2008

Greece Arrests Man Suspected of Major Data Hacks

A Reuters newswire article, via C|Net News, reports that:

Greek police said on Friday they have arrested a man suspected of selling corporate secrets from France's Dassault Group, including data on weapons systems.

"This 58-year-old mathematician was wanted since 2002 after Dassault contacted Greek authorities," a police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters.

"He is responsible for causing damages in excess of $361 million to the company and he has sold this corporate data, including information on weapons systems, to about 250 buyers through the Internet," the official said.

Police suspect the man of selling the data to buyers in Germany, Italy, France, South Africa, Brazil, as well as countries in Asia and the Balkans.

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