The Director who stole new product IP with iPad & iPhone
QCC received an enquiry from a concerned Head of Corporate Investigations whose employer had recently lost its Marketing Director to a direct competitor company. He suspected that the ex-director had taken intellectual property owned by the company relating to a new product which was soon to go into production. Suspicions had been raised when the routine company staff leaver process was completed and flagged some concerns.
QCC was asked to conduct imaging and analysis of the ex-director’s laptop, mobile phone and iPad. The initial analysis confirmed that large amounts of data had been copied from the company’s network to the iPad and then onto the mobile phone where it was then emailed to a Hotmail account. Using forensic tools, QCC extracted the communication data from both devices and managed to discover historical communications between the ex-director and the competitor.
Information taken included specifications of a new product and a customer data base backup. QCC analysts presented their findings to the Client’s Head of Legal who invoked a legal action against the ex-director which resulted in a successful court action against the ex-director and his new employer.
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