Thursday, March 29, 2012

Business Espionage: "If we can't hack your voicemail, we'll hack your business."

Australia - Revelations that a secret unit within Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp promoted high-tech piracy that damaged pay TV rivals will increase fears of corporate espionage in boardrooms across Australia and around the world. A four-year investigation by The Australian Financial Review has revealed a global trail of corporate dirty tricks by a group of former policemen and intelligence officers within News Corp that devastated competitors. (more)

Australia - Senior Australian officials have expressed concern over allegations that News Corporation engaged in hacking and piracy in order to damage its commercial television competitors. The allegations suggested that the firm owned by Rupert Murdoch had set up a unit to sabotage rivals. The Australian Financial Review said this was done by making pirate copies of competitors' smart cards. (more)