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Telekom Malaysia rocked by corporate espionage

Telekom Malaysia Bhd is investigating a case of industrial espionage after an employee of one of its multinational partners allegedly gained access to a rival’s facility abroad by masquerading as a member of the telecommunication utility’s entourage.

TM confirmed in a statement to The Malay Mail Online yesterday that it was investigating complaints that the person was part of a group of TM employees visiting the facility at that time.

The Malay Mail Online understands that the person involved worked for a multinational telecommunications equipment company based in a developing economy, and had allegedly gained unauthorised access to the facilities of another TM partner, a Europe-based equipment company—also a rival of the former.

Both companies are understood to be bidding to be an infrastructure vendor for TM’s plans for 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) deployment.

“TM was made aware by one of our long standing partners of an incident where allegedly an employee of another partner of TM gained unauthorised access to one of its facilities abroad. In this incident, the person was part of a group of current TM employees who were visiting the facility at that time, as part of a business trip in the ordinary course of TM’s operations.”

[Link]– Complete story on The Malay Mail Online

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