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Chinese Hackers Steal and Produce Replicas of Glam Brands’ Latest Designs

Various organized gangs of online crooks from China, which are intruding into their computers, are threatening western companies. The intention of these burglars is to pilfer the ideas of fashion and imitate them much ahead of the introduction of genuine articles, reports the domestic intelligence service of Italy.

"Legions of seasoned, deceitful cyber pirates, hackers and crackers of all sorts...account for a considerably growing & unstoppable army", published the Gnosis - an Italian magazine, as reported by Dnaindia on May 14, 2007.

The current edition of the magazine has described a "Chinese boom" in cyber crime. As per the magazine, "Long ago, the Chinese entered the West for clicking the pictures of the windows of fashion boutiques or shoe-stores to replicate the commodities. Today, they've found a better route and that is to steal the projects right from the producing firms' servers. So, they can sell duplicate products on the market prior to their commercial distribution." Dnaindia published this on May 14, 2007.

About 20% of unsolicited emails and Internet viruses jamming emails throughout the world have their origin in China, claimed the magazine. According to Gnosis, the Chinese mobsters make the most profit from pornography - this includes websites selling pedophiles videos and traffic in heroin, date-rape drugs, and other counterfeit medicines. Wpherald published this on May 14, 2007.

Dismissing the "sensational" report of SISDE, Chu Maoming - spokesman at the Embassy of China in Washington, called the report as "irresponsible" and a result of "ulterior motives". Govt. of China is strongly dissatisfied and firmly against it, further said the spokesman in news published by Wpherald on May 14, 2007

Paola Pisa, who is a fashion reporter with Rome daily-Il Messaggero, said that fashion houses like Gucci, Prada, and Fendi need to pay special attention to this report as their accessory designs are frequently copied illegally.

Many copies have already stuffed the markets of Roman streets and they usually look quite good. Street vendors are seen offering replicas of Gucci purses at a price of just $7. Duplication is a big issue and fashion houses must take steps to protect their PCs that are at risk of being hacked in to, Pisa said this in news published by Dnaindia on May 14, 2007.

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