updated 04:25 pm EDT, Sun April 15, 2012
Band Pro wants restitution in Arri hacking case
Camera gear maker Band Pro has followed up its win in a corporate espionage trial against Arri by suing it in a demand for damages and the retrieval of its hacked data. The plaintiff wanted to go beyond the damages collected by the admitted hacker, executive Michael Bravin, on the allegations that Arri's own executives knew of the hacking and did nothing to stop it. Arri was also to destroy any business strategies that had arisen out of the information Bravin illegally obtained.
Arri hasn't yet responded in public to the accusations.
Bravin had been employed at Band Pro up to the end of 2009 and had obtained the login credentials of that company's founder, Ammon Band, just before he left. Just weeks later, on January 19, 2010, he used the login to get information about Band Pro's work that the plaintiff in the new case argues might have been passed on to Arri itself. The executive had also admitted to cracking Red CEO Jim Jannard's personal online data.
The new lawsuit comes on the heels of a similar case of a former Intel worker who, even though he had already started working a new job at AMD, had used his existing employee status at Intel to get confidential information in the hopes of using it at his new employer. [via Engadget]