Insider Threat Warning as Scientists Steal Pharma Secrets

Case highlights the risk of insider threat.

Phil Muncaster

Security experts are warning corporates to redouble their efforts to guard against the insider threat after federal prosecutors indicted five people including two scientist at GlaxoSmithKline on charges of stealing trade secrets.
The two research scientists, Yu Xue and Lucy Xi, are said to have emailed and downloaded information on around a dozen products to co-conspirators who wanted to “market and sell” the trade secrets through a newly formed Chinese company they set up: Renopharma.
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