Before move to AMD, Intel engineer stole documents


A former Intel engineer has pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of data from the chip giant before leaving the company, according to a Bloomberg report.

The worker, Biswamohan Pani, 36, of Chelmsford, Mass., stole the sensitive chip-related information "to advance his career with a competitor," according to Bloomberg. He worked at an Intel chip-manufacturing plant in Hudson, Mass.

Pani gave notice to Intel on May 29, 2008, with his last day set for June 11 and began work at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on June 2, "while retaining access to Intel's data system," according to prosecutors.

Pani downloaded Intel data related to chip manufacturing and design, the Justice Department said. The value of the documentation found in his home was between $200 million and $400 million.

The FBI was able to recover the documents before any damage was done to Intel, according to the report. AMD also cooperated in the investigation and there is no evidence of AMD wrongdoing.

Pani could face up to 20 years in prison on each fraud count. Sentencing is scheduled for August 8.


South Africa Vivi says:

Hot damn!!

Don't mess with intel. + - 300 million dollar worth of data O_O. He should have posted it on the internet :P

United States Gunslinger says:

lol, he should have had the data before he gave his notice, what a noob.

United States Hondacity says:

I think they track all data send-receive info. FBI just validates the information for prosecution.

The company I work for provides us cellphones but they record all conversations/track sms messages. All our work laptops have half the drive just for logging all activities done with the laptop.

edit: The phones have gps, as they track our locations too.

United Kingdom Dualist says:

Ahh, that explains why Bulldozer performs like Prescott :D

Belgium leeghoofd says:

So Piednoel is in jail now ?

United States Splave says:

wikileaks that shizz

United States sin0822 says:

where i work for doesn't let me take my laptop home, nor can I use my phone for anything other than work and they track and retain everything. Infact they can trace when you copy a file even on the computer itself, especially if you ad something to the system or remove it like to a USb stick. Everything they have is on a secure on-site server farm and all the data stays in there, the screens are designed so you cannot take a picture even. Every print is tracked and so on.

Canada Vinster says:

Gunslinger said: lol, he should have had the data before he gave his notice, what a noob.

Totally agree.


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