We know that Apple has progressing several projects in its own laboratories, among them the Project Titan, which is related to the possible autonomous car of the giant of Cupertino. Of course, several competitors are eyeing the mysterious secrets that Apple holds, and many go so far as to try to buy employees involved in the development of these products.
Last year we saw the case of an employee who had been arrested trying to steal information from the future self-employed car and resell it to companies in China. Now an investigation has found that another engineer involved in the project was trying to do the same.
We are talking about Jizhong Chen, who was arrested after being accused by Tim Cook’s company of intellectual property theft. The suspicions began when Chen was spotted taking pictures in a confidential area – after that, more than 2,000 secret files including manuals, diagrams, schematics, and photos of Apple projects and offices – were found on his computer, by the way, without the authorization of the apple to carry them.
The security team also found that the former employee had recently applied for a new job at a Chinese company specializing in standalone cars that is, possibly the one that had purchased the information. The good news is that the FBI arrested the engineer before he embarked on his trip to China, narrowly avoiding the secrets of Project Titan falling into the wrong hands.