Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Corporate spies clean up

The financial crisis means boom times for spooks-for-hire.
NEW YORK (Fortune) -- If James Bond's "License to Kill" gets revoked, he'd have no problem finding work as a corporate spy. To the short list of sectors that stand to gain from the financial crisis, add corporate intelligence firms. They are seeing a dramatic uptick in business... (more)

Legal corporate Paladins are only half the story. Covert corporate moles are also having "boom times"; tapping disgruntled employees to plant bugs and feed them inside information. Very lucrative for all concerned.