I have written about corporate espionage when a company doesn’t shred but this is a new twist.
While working at General Motors, Yu Chin and his wife Shannon Du of Troy Michigan hatched a plan to steal information about the companies hybrid and sell it to a Chinese company. Shannon Du worked for the companies hybrid division and copied files onto thumb drives.
The couple realized that they were caught and tried to dispose of the evidence in a dumpster. The problem is they just used a home shredder and the the documents were put back together. [article]
I do like the irony of corporate espionage being caught because they didn’t use a shredding service.