I thought it worth sharing an article in the Wall Street Journal regarding fake electronics equipment. This is not the first article I have read describing this problem but this story does describe the first time I have heard of arrests linked to the selling of counterfeit computer equipment.
The scary thing is the equipment sold in this piece was sold to the U.S. Air Force, the Marine Corps, the FBI, Department of Energy, the Federal Aviation Administration, and other organizations.
All in all, very scary news.
It might be worth mentioning that in the cases where I have heard of this happening, Cisco equipment was always the target. I suppose if you are going to make fake equipment, you may as well go after the most popular products out there.