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Chinese Spy Stole Iowa Corn Seeds: Feds

FBI tracked alleged corporate spy through corn fields

(Newser) - Corporate espionage ... in an Iowa cornfield? Federal agents caught an alleged Chinese spy last week trying to smuggle highly valuable "inbred" cord seeds out of the country, prosecutors say. Mo Hailong is accused of stealing the seeds from fields in Illinois and Iowa and trying to evade FBI agents... More »

Companies Trick Hackers With Fake Data

It's one of a number of new 'active defense' strategies against espionage

(Newser) - With corporate espionage on the rise, a number of companies are taking a somewhat unconventional approach to cybersecurity. Instead of focusing on guarding their valuable data, they're mixing it with a whole bunch of fake data, hoping to trick hackers into elaborate wild goose chases, the Washington Post reports.... More »

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