Chinese hackers ‘launch’ glam brands’ new designs

Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 9:00 AM EST

Organized teams of Chinese hackers are breaking into the computers of Western companies to steal fashion ideas and counterfeit them before the genuine articles can hit the streets, Italy's domestic intelligence service reports.

"Platoons of seasoned, unscrupulous cyber pirates, crackers and hackers of every kind ... make up an exponentially growing and unstoppable army," says a report made public in Gnosis, a magazine published by Italy's SISDE counterintelligence agency.

At the Washington Times.

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