Industrial spying

According to an article that appeared on the BBC News: Technology website today, "Industrial spying is estimated to cost global business more than $200 billion a year".

The article itself - Bugging the boardroom - goes on to investigate how there is supposed to be a "new frontier" opening up where the corporate spy need no longer be an insider, but someone working from many thousands of miles away.

In more detail, a company called Target Eye has allegedly come up with some special spy-ware that is capable of providing "a discreet window through which [the trojan horse] could remotely spy on the computer and steal its contents."

There's also a two-part radio programme to go with the article - Bugging the Boardroom, an investigation into industrial espionage, which starts on Tuesday 5 September at 2000 BST on BBC Radio 4.

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