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Sweden ramps up industrial espionage fight

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post 14.Jan.2013, 05:34 PM
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Industrial espionage directed against Swedish companies and research institutions is on the rise, according to intelligence officials, prompting new inter-agency intelligence coordination to protect national security.

On Monday, Sweden's main intelligence services announced that in December they launched new efforts to coordinate their counter-espionage efforts.

The National Coordination against Serious IT Threats (Nationell samverkan till skydd mot allvarliga IT-hot, NSIT) involves the coordinated analysis of threats and vulnerabilities, as well as the development of protective measures to make it harder to gain unauthorized access targets vital to Sweden's national interest.

The efforts, which involves Swedish security service Säpo, military intelligence agency MUST as well as Sweden's National Defence Radio Establishment (Försvarets radioanstalt - FRA), focus on national security threats, rather than disruptive hacker attacks and fraud, the agencies said in a statement.

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post 14.Jan.2013, 08:47 PM
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Test. Trying to post from the US and our comments are censored....
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post 15.Jan.2013, 12:58 AM
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Another source of theft seems to come from Chinese employees (in the US) who copy trade secrets and patented items/processes to take back to Communist China thus earning the thief a nice commission. China does not discourage the practice and, in fact, seems to go out of their way to assist perpetrators.
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