IT House May 17 news, according to Businesskorea, according to industry sources, Samsung Electronics recently happened again core technology information leak incident. The device solutions division of Samsung Electronics recently fired engineer A and asked a government agency to investigate him. It is reported that Mr. A sent the data containing the core technology to an external personal email, and some of the data was sent to another external email account of his own and stored, and was eventually discovered.
"Attempts and acts to secretly disclose technology assets constitute a crime," Samsung Electronics said. Samsung Electronics also suffered a series of information leaks last year. Engineer B, who was preparing to move to an overseas company, was caught storing hundreds of photos of key national technologies by displaying them on the screen while working at home. Samsung Electronics requested an investigation into Mr. B in April last year, and Mr. B was charged with a crime and then brought to trial in detention. In the first trial, Mr. B was sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison, suspended for 2 years, and a fine of 10 million won (52,000 yuan). The prosecution appealed against the decision, saying, "The punishment must be increased," and the second trial will continue.
Engineer C, who was also preparing to move to a South Korean partner company, was also caught displaying important technical data on the screen and taking and storing thousands of photos. At the time, Samsung fired Mr. C and asked a government agency to investigate him. Mr C was also given a prison sentence in court last month, which prosecutors have appealed against.
Earlier this year, seven people, including a former researcher at Samsung Electronics subsidiary SEMES, were sentenced to prison for violating the Law on the Prevention and Protection of Industrial Technology Leakage. They were charged with illegally using SEMES 'trade secrets, including manufacturing technology for semiconductor wet cleaning equipment, to produce design drawings for 24 pieces of equipment, and then using those drawings to manufacture 14 pieces of equipment worth 71 billion won (about 369 million yuan) and export them to competitors.
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