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Mar 3 2008   11:55PM GMT

Overheard: Operation Cisco Raider

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

fisher_alice.jpg ¬†Counterfeit network hardware entering the marketplace raises significant public safety concerns and must be stopped…It is critically important that network administrators in both private sector and government perform due diligence in order to prevent counterfeit hardware from being installed on their networks.

Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher, as quoted in Progress Reported Against Traffickers in Counterfeit Network Hardware

Over the last 2 years, Operation Cisco Raider has resulted in 36 search warrants that identified approximately 3,500 counterfeit network components with an estimated retail value of over $3.5 million, and has led to a total of ten convictions and $1.7 million in restitution.

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