The Chosun Ilbo
Oct. 22, 2007
A court has delivered prison sentences to former researchers who tried
to steal Korean-developed WiBro technology, the third-generation global
standard wireless broadband technology.
The Seoul Central District Court said Sunday that it sentenced a former
researcher from Korean IT company POSDATA to three years in prison for
attempting to sell the company's core WiBro technology to a U.S. firm.
It also sentenced four other accomplices to 18 to 30 months in prison
with a stay of execution for three to four years and 120-160 hours of
The researchers were accused of stealing the technology through external
hard drives and email from last September to March of this year and
leaking it to a company they established in the U.S.
According to prosecutors, the leakers planned to headhunt some 30
researchers from POSDATA, offering high salaries and stock options as
incentives, to complete the technology and then sell it to a U.S.
communications company for W180 billion (US$1=W916).
Copyright (c) 2007 The Chosun Ilbo
CSI 2007 is the only conference that delivers a business-focused
overview of enterprise security. It will convene 1,500+ delegates,
80 exhibitors and features 100+ sessions/seminars providing a
roadmap for integrating policies and procedures with new tools
and techniques. Register now for savings on conference fees
and/or free exhibits admission. - www.csiannual.com