Apple has well-kept secrets within its company that are very relevant to its success. With all the success turned out to be the envy of many, it appears that a chip startup, based in Mountain View, attempted to lure a “coordinated campaign” of Apple employees from the chip division to steal one of them from the company. The biggest secrets.
The company has already filed a lawsuit against Rivos.
Rivos is a startup company in Mountain View, California that specializes in developing chips. In what Apple calls a "coordinated campaign," this company appears to be trying to steal employees from the company's chip design department in order to gain access to its secrets.
Ex-Apple employees took 'gigabytes of confidential data'
according to ReutersApple claims that at least two former employees took "gigabytes of confidential data" to Rivos. Indeed Bloomberg The developments in this classified information were details of unpublished chip designs.
In the lawsuit, Apple, which declined to comment publicly on the case, stated that:
Apple has reason to believe that Rivos has directed at least some Apple employees to download and install apps for encrypted communications (such as Signal) before communicating with them.
Cupertino says Rivos deliberately sought to contact Apple engineers to gain access to its trade secrets. In addition to specific employees, the operation also includes other people who allegedly took confidential documents when they left the company, and who tried to hide their tracks by erasing data from Apple-provided devices.
According to Apple, stolen secrets can play an important role in the development process of competing SoCs. What the company intends in the process is to prevent Rivos from using all of the stolen information and that monetary compensation will still be awarded, without disclosing the value.
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