On his last day of work at Goldman Sachs Group, programmer Sergey Aleynikov sent pieces of Goldman's trading software to an outside computer server, a jury in New York was told on the opening day of his trial on charges that he stole computer code.

Aleynikov “thought that he’d found a foolproof way of getting around the security barriers” designed to prevent employee theft of trade secrets, Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Facciponti told the jury, in opening arguments, Bloomberg reported. The export of data took place at 5:20 p.m. on June 5, 2009, he said.

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