If you intend to go quietly trade secrets for your employer, you may want to do more to hide your identity than simply rearrange the calligraphy of your company name.
This is all obviously a Huawei employee who managed to hide himself all through a late-night attempt to go quietly technology from a US competitor.
Needless to say it was not completely thriving.
This hilarious new detail has emerged as part of a US government indictment of blackmail and conspiracy to hide trade secrets. The indictment sets out how the company sought to go quietly the intellectual property of six different US technology companies – though not every effort was particularly complicated.
According to the US government's description of a 2004 incident at a trade show in Chicago, a Huawei employee, identified only as "Party-3," was learned in the middle of the night after closing the day's show at a tech company booth … removing the take in from a networking device and photographing the circuits inside. "
That alone would be quite blocked, but only getting better: The potential spy allegedly wore a badge that recognized his employer as "Weihua", which he categorically notes is simply the word "Huawei" rearranged.
The following is a full description of the incident from the court filing (emphasis added):
In July 2004, at a trade show in Chicago, Illinois, a HUAWEI employee ("Party-3"), a person whose identity is known to the Grand Jury, was learned in the middle of the night after missing the day at the booth. a technology company ("Company 3"), an entity whose identity is known to the Grand Jury, by removing the take in from a networking device and photographing the circuit inside. Person-3 wore a badge indicating his employer as "Weihua", HUAWEI spelled with his syllables reversed.
In an official correspondence with company 3 shortly after the incident, HUAWEI claimed that person-3 attended the trade show in its own capacity and that its appropriation attempt took place "without Huawei's permission". According to an alleged official statement published on Reuters, "He is a small engineer who has never traveled to the United States. His actions do not reflect Huawei's culture or values." In particular, a CV submitted to the US in 2012 stated that he was a "senior R&D engineer" at HUAWEI from 1997 until July 2004 of the incident.
Regardless of keeping his mark on his nighttime curse, his inability to find better coverage from Weihua is truly hilarious.
It is also worth noting that Huawei's defense sounds just as weak. Although the company tried to say at the time that he was a "junior engineer", years shortly, the company designated him as a long-term "senior" employee. Not exactly smooth.