Leaked Apple memo: 12 employees were arrested past year for leaking secrets

Leaked Apple memo: 12 employees were arrested past year for leaking secrets

The memo obtained by Bloomberg states that the company has reportedly warned employees that it caught 29 leakers previous year and that 12 were arrested amongst them. In some cases, they face jail time and massive fines for network intrusion and theft of trade secrets both classified as federal crimes.

American multinational technology company, Apple, reportedly warned its employees to not leak internal information about the company's future plans and said workers who leak information have "everything to lose". In 2017, Apple caught 29 leakers.

Tech watchers are generally assigning a few names to the next iPhone line-up, so for the sake of this article, I'm going to refer to the iPhone X's successor as the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 8's successor as the iPhone 9.

Investments by Apple have had an enormous effect on the company's ability to identify and catch leakers.

However, a recent leak suggests Apple had indeed planned to bust out the gold paint for its fanciest handset ever. 12 of them were arrested. Despite this, information continues to make its way out of Apple.

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A report indicated last month that Apple was planning a new gold color of the iPhone X as an effort to restore sales of the flagship.

The company told employees that leaking product details or anything before launch date will impact the sales of the current models.

Apple is known for not divulging any information about upcoming products before they launch.

Contrary to the reports, Benjamin Geskin displayed the images of Blush Gold iPhone X on Twitter throwing all the Apple fans into a frenzy. Apple's Global Security team led the internal investigations and worked with suppliers to beef up their security. "It-leaked_id95181" class="local_link" >Apple held an internal seminar called "Stopping Leakers - Keeping Confidential at Apple". These people not only lose their jobs, they can face extreme difficulty finding employment elsewhere. The company has raised the spectre of potential action and criminal charges. In addition, leaks are competitors to create the best product.

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