Insider Threat $800K Rogue Admin

Insider Threat $800K Rogue Admin

What happened? Disgruntled former IT admin Charles E. Taylor quit his job at an unnamed Atlanta based distribution company before going on a sabotage spree costing the company $800,000 USD to redress. Taylors “multi-stage sabotage campaign” involved...
Insider Threats: £4.6m in self-signed invoices

Insider Threats: £4.6m in self-signed invoices

Of the three categories of insider threat; theft, fraud and sabotage, fraud is often the most complex,  inventive and difficult to detect. This case however, has a certain simplicity to it. The case concerns a Mr Kabbaj who worked for an “unnamed global internet...
Amazon Ring Insider Threat

Amazon Ring Insider Threat

What happened? Ring, the Amazon owned home-security company, has admitted firing four employees who accessed users’ videos. The employees had access to the video feeds but exceeded their authorised access by viewing them. This has undoubtedly caused embarrassment for...
The Facebook Insider

The Facebook Insider

Friday the 13th  is a day that has been long associated with bad omens. This became a reality for almost 30,000 Facebook staff though on Friday the 13th of  December. Almost 30,000 employee payroll records were stolen. The theft left information security professionals...
Trend Micro Insider Breach

Trend Micro Insider Breach

The Tokyo based cyber security company Trend Micro has revealed it has been the victim of a sophisticated insider threat attack. Customer records were accessed and exfiltrated by an employee then used by attackers in a vishing attack on Trend Micro customers....
Insider threat: former SEC investigator charged

Insider threat: former SEC investigator charged

The SEC investigator was charged with several crimes including unauthorized computer access and disclosure of confidential information. The defendant, Mr. Cohn, was the MD and Chief Compliance Officer at GBP Capital Holdings. Cohn allegedly accessed compromising...