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Brazil threatens to take claims of U.S. spying to the U.N.

Brazil said Wednesday that it may go to the United Nations over US spying, which it said was not only used to combat terrorism, but also for industrial espionage. “We are not satisfied with the explanations presented” by US Secretary of State John Kerry during a visit Tuesday, Communications Minister…

Cyber spy campaign targets chemical industry: Symantec

SAN FRANCISCO — US Internet security firm Symantec on Monday exposed a cyber spying campaign targeting trade secrets at top chemical firms and linked the industrial espionage to a man in China. At least 48 companies, including some that make advanced materials for military vehicles, were targeted in a campaign…

Government simulates cyber attack for training

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (Reuters) – The lights went out. Hackers had infiltrated the chemical company’s computer network. The firm’s own experts ran around from computer to computer trying to fight back and regain control. “We’re flying blind,” the chief executive of the fictitious ACME chemical company said. The cyber attack…

France fears ‘economic war’ over Renault leaks

France’s industry minister warned on Thursday that the country faces “economic war” after revelations that industrial espionage at Renault had targeted the automaker’s key electric cars division. “The expression ‘economic war’, while sometimes outrageous, for once is appropriate,” said Minister Eric Besson. “It (the Renault case) appears to concern the…

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