US Arrests Three Chinese Nationals, Says They Stole Technology From Lucent May 3, 2001 Wall Street Journal http://interactive.wsj.com/pages/techmain.htm Ted Bridis <ted.bridisat_private> Staff Reporter WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities arrested three Chinese nationals in New Jersey on Thursday and accused them of stealing Internet technology worth "hundreds of millions" of dollars from Lucent Technologies Inc. and sending it back to China. The three people arrested, whose names weren't immediately released, include two current Lucent employees, Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Christie said. Each faces one count of conspiring to commit wire fraud, and a court hearing was scheduled in Newark, N.J., later in the day. The three allegedly stole from Lucent hardware and software that made up its "PathStar" server technology, which handles transmission of voice traffic over Internet networks. They are accused of forming their own company, ComTriad Technologies, and entering into a joint venture with Datang Telecomm Technology Co. in China, which is majority-owned by the Chinese government. Mr. Christie said Datang invested at least $1.2 million in the joint venture, and in exchange the three posted the source code for PathStar on a password-protected Web site hosted in Chicago, where authorities believe Datang retrieved it. "Most if not all of the source code has been transferred to China," Mr. Christie said. Both the Lucent employees worked on the PathStar project as senior software developers, Mr. Christie said. All three were arrested early Thursday, two at their homes and one at work. ISN is hosted by SecurityFocus.com --- To unsubscribe email LISTSERVat_private with a message body of "SIGNOFF ISN".
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