technobandit

[ tek-nuh-ban-dit ]
/ ˈtɛk nəˌbæn dɪt /

noun Informal.

a person who steals technological secrets, as from the government or a place of employment, and sells them to agents of foreign governments or to competing firms.

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Origin of technobandit

First recorded in 1980–85; techno- + bandit
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