FBI Arrests Russian ‘Tourist’ for Offering $1 million to US Employee to Plant Malware on Company Network

FBI Arrests Russian ‘Tourist’ for Offering $1 million to US Employee to Plant Malware on Company Network

Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, a 27-year-old Russian national, was arrested by FBI after conspiring to bribe a US company employee to manually install malware on the network of an unnamed Nevada-based company. According ...
South Africa’s PostBank is Replacing 12 Million Bank Cards After Major Security Breach

South Africa’s PostBank is Replacing 12 Million Bank Cards After Major Security Breach

South Africa’s Postbank has suffered a major data breach, forcing the financial institution to replace 12 million bankcards after rogue employees stole its 36-digit master key. Data breaches have become a day-to-day ...
Report: Nashville company pays ex-employee ransom installments only to stall him until the cops make the bust

Report: Nashville company pays ex-employee ransom installments only to stall him until the cops make the bust

A global phone insurance and tech support company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee has resorted to paying ransom to an alleged ex-staffer after receiving emails claiming he stole private info of thousands of ...

9/17/18 – Dtex, Insider Threat, Privacy News: El Reg Focus on Insider Threat Highlights Employee Negligence; Down Under Data Breach Caused by Employee; Ransomware Puts 55 Out of a Job

Last week’s news was all about the insider threat. The Register highlighted how employee negligence is increasing risk in the public and private sectors. Several publications covered the employee-caused data breach at ...

The enemy is us: a look at insider threats

It could be the engineer in the IT department, the janitor mopping the lobby, one of the many managers two floors up, or the contractor who’s been in and out the office ...
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Are You Prepared for a Malicious Insider Threat?

Earlier this month, Tesla became the poster child of the damage a single malicious insider can do to your company. Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an email to employees about an employee ...
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