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Former Trend Micro employee enabled scam calls by stealing customers' personal data

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

The cybersecurity company says the former employee sold it to an as-yet-unknown malicious third-party actor.

Former U.S. Army contractor sentenced to prison for destroying IT system

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

A contractor wiped an entire SharePoint system off a company's AWS instance to exact revenge for his job being terminated.

Extortion and alleged ISIS threats: A Saudi embassy learned the hard way about email security

by Shannon Vavra • 3 months ago

Security researcher Chris Kubecka knew that it might be a tough assignment to catch an intruder on the email system at Saudi Arabia's embassy in the Netherlands. But the story only got bigger once she got to work.

Former NSA contractor sentenced to 9 years for theft of government info

by Shannon Vavra • 4 months ago

Hal Martin was responsible for one of the largest leaks of U.S government secrets, after it was found that the former NSA contractor possessed up to 50 terabytes of classified government documents.

Ex-NSA contractor pleads guilty to vast classified data leak, faces 9 years in prison

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

The staggering leak was one of several damaging disclosures of NSA secrets in recent years.

Federal insider-threat programs get a dose of 'Maturity'

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 year ago

A government task force aims to help agencies move beyond the "minimum standards" for an insider threat program with a new "Maturity Framework."

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