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BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage

The Bohemia Interactive Studios Forums have a confirmation from CEO Marek Spanel of sketchy reports from yesterday that a pair of the company's employees have been arrested for espionage. This is reported in Greek on NEWS247, and a machine translation shows us this says a pair of Czechs were arrested in Myrina, Greece with a camcorder and photographs of camps and military facilities. They have explained they were doing research for Arma 3, but there's no further word yet on how this is playing out. Spanel's post confirms the report is true, but asks that it not be discusses in the forums "at least until we know more specific details about the case."

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33. Re: BIS Devs Arrested for Espionage Sep 12, 2012, 11:04 eRe4s3r
 
Well that is maybe what it is. But you shouldn't forget that in Greece there are violent riots every now and then. And they will only get worse. It is always possible that radicals spy out military bases to get access to weapons and explosives.

I just mean as game-developer, you do not travel to military bases without asking very nicely first, and if you are told no.. well sucks to be you, Greece mainly has German hardware anyway ^^.

But as for why this reaction in from Greece... I do not know. I think the nerves are strained in Greece. It's not a good place to be right now as a foreigner.

And yeah, my snippish first post mainly targeted at the fact that this isn't exactly the first time ;p
 
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