ULUITOR! CUM erau FURATE iPhone-uri si Componente Inainte de Lansare

Telefoanele iPhone sunt foarte valoroase, mai ales daca vorbim despre prototipuri, sau unitati care sunt produse in versiune finala, inainte de lansare. In 2013 Apple a creat o echipa speciala de securitate menita sa opreasca leak-urile de informatii despre telefoanele sale, peste 30 de oameni lucrand la un moment dat in diverse fabrici.

Apple a angajat fosti membri ai armatei SUA, si fosti agenti ai CIA care vorbeau fluent limba chineza, acestia conducand echipele de securitate din fabrici. Agentii de securitate au descoperi angajati ai fabricilor care erau dispusi sa faca aproape orice pentru a fura componente pentru iPhone, sau telefoane intregi.

„Six years ago, a warehouse employee at one of Apple’s top suppliers, Jabil, stole thousands of iPhone 5C casings from a factory in China before the product was announced. The employee, with help from a security guard, falsified documents and avoided security cameras as he drove a truck filled with the candy-colored shells out of the gates.”

Acestia ascundeau telefoanele si componentele in cutii de serverele, incaltaminte, curele, sutiene, apa folosita pentru a spala podelele, si nu doar atat. Unii dintre ei au sapat la un moment dat si un tunel intr-un colt al unei camere dintr-o fabrica pentru a transporta componentele masinariilor folosite pentru a fabrica piesele.

„Apple recruited former U.S. military and intelligence operatives fluent in Chinese to be security managers on the team. The security team is said to have uncovered workers going to extreme lengths to smuggle valuable components out of factories over the years, with some attempting to hide parts in crawl spaces, tissue boxes, shoes, belt buckles, bras, used mop water, under discarded metal shavings, and beyond. Apple once even caught factory workers „digging a small tunnel in a corner of a room behind a large piece of machinery,””

Apple si-a intarit serios masurile de securitate in urma acestor leak-uri si tentative de furt, iar partenerii sai pot plati amenzi de milioane de dolari daca au secrete divulgate de angajati. Foxconn e singura companie careia nu i se aplica aceasta regula, insa chiar si acolo exista masuri foarte stricte de securitate.