23 Aug 2021

Nigerian Threat Actors Solicit Employees to Deploy Ransomware for Cut of Profits

Researchers have uncovered a campaign in which a Nigerian threat actor is seeking to turn an organization’s employees into insider threats. The individual, or potentially multiple individuals, have crafted campaign emails that offer 1 million in Bitcoin if the target installs DemonWare onto an organization’s network. It appears as though

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15 Dec 2020

Ex-Cisco Employee Convicted for Deleting 16K Webex Accounts

Sudhish Kasaba Ramesh, 31, has pleaded guilty to breaking into Cisco’s cloud infrastructure in 2018 and hacking the Webex collaboration platform to delete Webex accounts. The insider threat case has landed Ramesh at least two years in jail for the hack, which occurred roughly four months from his resignation from

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18 May 2020

TSA Issues Road Map to Tackle Insider Threat With Artificial Intelligence

The Transportation Security Administration has recently announced plans to share information its collects from employees and other outlets with federal agencies and the private sector, hoping to increase security and prevent insiders from carrying out crimes.  The TSA plans to create an “Insider Threat Mitigation Hub” through the use of

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07 Nov 2019

Rogue Trend Micro Employee Sold Customer Data for 68K Accounts

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro on Tuesday disclosed a data breach affecting 68,000 customers whose data was sold to a threat actor by a malicious employee. The cybercriminals who purchased the data used it to contact customers over the phone in an attempt to scam them. Trend Micro discovered the breach

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07 Nov 2019

Cloud Covers Up Insider Threats

68% of businesses feel moderately (47%), very (16%) or extremely (5%) vulnerable to insider threats, and only 42% say their efforts to monitor, detect and respond to these threats are effective (31%) or very effective (11%), a new report by Gurucul and Cybersecurity Insiders shows. A majority (53%) of firms

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31 Oct 2019

Why cloud apps could be your biggest security worry

A new report by Securonix shows that about one in four organizations suffered more than 5 insider attacks in the last 12 months, and 70% believe that these attacks are increasingly common. According 4 in 10 infosec pros, cloud storage is more vulnerable to insider threats than any other element

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22 Oct 2019

Consumers creeping and peeking, reveals HP survey

A new HP survey exposes the ‘secret behaviors’ of US workers that undermine the privacy of others. For instance, 73% of employees engage in creeping, i.e. looking at the computer screen of a co-worker, while the same number of people look at documents they find in shared office printer trays.

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15 Oct 2019

Most expect the risk of privileged user abuse to increase

A new study by Sila and Ponemon Institute found that 62% companies provide employees with user privileges they do not actually need in order to do their job. Moreover, 70% of North Americans believe that as a result of these shortcomings in privileged access management (PAM), employees in their organization

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08 Oct 2019

Internal user mistakes create large percentage of cybersecurity incidents

The vast majority (80%) of cybersecurity incidents over the past twelve months were caused, at least in part, by internal user errors, a new SolarWinds report shows. Other factors contributing to breaches were shortcomings in network, system or application security (36%), external threat actors breaching the network or systems (31%),

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04 Oct 2019

How to protect your organization against insider threats

Nearly half (49%) of business executives and 43% of IT decision makers have clicked on a potentially malicious link in an email before verifying that it was safe to do so, according to a new Code42 study[pdf] that highlights the insider threat to companies. In the past year and a

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