Three Chinese people sent to prison over Ipad 2 leaks

| June 15, 2011 | Reply

In china, I guess they are a little more serious about leaks. Three people are going to jail for between 12 and 18 months for their involvement in leaks in regards to the Ipad2. More specifically it was for leaks to case manufacturers about 6 months before the product was revealed. Here is a statement regarding the leak and charges:

The court announced the decision Tuesday in statements on its official account at Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like microblogging service in China. It said that Xiao Chengsong, general manager of Shenzhen MacTop Electronics Co., had offered 20,000 yuan, or about $3,000, plus discounts on MacTop products to a former Hon Hai employee named Hou Pengna, for information about the iPad 2. The court said Ms. Hou then paid Lin Kecheng, a Hon Hai research-and-development employee, to get digital images of the device’s back cover from last September, six months before the iPad 2 was publicly announced.

Thats pretty rough. The now have to sit in jail and pay back more money than they had gotten for the leaks in the first place. Ouch!

Source: Macrumors

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