Blog Posts Tagged with "Insider Threats"

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Over 100 Arrested in Credit Card Fraud Operation

October 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"This is by far the largest... identity theft/credit card fraud cases that law enforcement has come across. Credit card fraud and identity theft are two of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, afflicting millions of victims and costing billions..."

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Insider Threat: Guard Indicted for Chinese Espionage

October 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Bryan Underwood, a former contract guard working at a U.S. Consulate in China, has been charged in a superseding indictment with one count of attempting to communicate national defense information to a foreign government...

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Financial Analyst Fined And Jailed for Data Breach

September 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Rebollo was arrested in 2008 after an investigation revealed that he had downloaded, possessed, and sold consumer information contained in Countrywide databases. Rebollo distributed financial information and contact information pertaining to approximately 2.5 million individuals...

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A Stuxnet Apocalypse?

September 13, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

"Could a Stuxnet-like system affect the production and development of a nuclear weapon? Yes and no. Yes as in it certainly could screw up enrichment, obviously, but wouldn’t screw up the end-result - hence why Stuxnet was found in the first place..."

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Stuxnet Could Be Modified to Undermine Nuclear Weapons

September 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Nuclear warheads are controlled by computers so if someone managed to slip a worm inside a facility that will reach the warhead component, they could launch it and than aim it back at the country’s facility... Stuxnet is the first cyber weapon that could cause major disruption...:

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Insider Threat: Top Scientist Pleads Guilty to Espionage

September 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Preventing the loss or compromise of high-technology and vital national security information is a top priority of the FBI. This case is a prime example of what happens when a person decides to sell our nation’s most valuable secrets for individual gain..."

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WikiLeaks: An Insider's Perspective

September 08, 2011 Added by:John Linkous

Many asked why, given that Agencies had the latest incident and event management technologies, the breach had not at least been spotted sooner - even if they were unable to prevent it completely. What followed is a response unlike any I've seen to date in the commercial sector...

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Citigroup Executive Pleads Guilty to Insider Theft of Millions

September 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Foster exploited his position as a trusted insider to embezzle tens of millions of dollars and to conceal the theft for as long as possible. The FBI is determined to uncover bank larceny in any form,” said FBI Assistant Director in Charge Fedarcyk...

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U.S. Bank Employee Pleads Guilty to Account Theft

September 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Hurtado accessed U.S. Bank’s computer system and changed the contact information for the accounts of two elderly customers at the bank. After changing their contact information, Hurtado then allegedly closed these accounts and took out cashier’s checks for the balance of each account...

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Insider Identity Theft is Still a Problem

August 26, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Even today, the HRdirector may have a new boyfriend who happens to have a drug problem, and who needs her to steal your identity so that he can get a fix. The fundamental issue of identity theft hasn’t changed, and the people doing it are the same. Frequently, they are those on the inside...

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Data Thefts Surge Despite Increased Budgets

July 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We live in a data-driven society and access to sensitive or proprietary data continues to bleed past organizational walls, making it a challenge for IT security teams to protect corporate data. Organizations must be able to proactively identify and mitigate security threats in real time..."

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AnonyLulzyAntiSec: What Have You Done for Us Lately?

July 22, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

All of the major damning things that have come out over all these years have been from whistleblowers. You wanna know why? Because these people were on the inside and saw what was going on. They had the moral conviction and backbone to speak truth to power...

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How to Deal With Insider Threats

July 06, 2011 Added by:Dejan Kosutic

Insider threats will remain the biggest risk to the security of information - the complexity of systems and amount of data will only increase this threat in time. And the best way to deal with them is to prevent them - once they happen, you can only hope they won't go too far...

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Examining the Sources of Security Incidents

June 06, 2011 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

Security incidents come in all shapes and sizes. They can affect availability, confidentiality or integrity. Shortinfosec organized a Linkedin poll to observe the opinions of the professionals on what are the sources of security incident that they deem most frequent...

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Bank Employee Arrested for Hijacking Accounts

May 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Hurtado secretly accessed U.S. Bank’s computer system and changed the contact information for the accounts of two elderly customers. After changing their contact information, Hurtado then allegedly closed these accounts and took out cashier’s checks for the balance of each account...

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Bank of America's $10 Million Dollar Breach Loss

May 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"It's a huge issue for all types of consumer information that is stored, and it's being heavily targeted by all kinds of breaches. Organized crime either had an employee planted or reached out to an employee and got them in on the hack. We're seeing this more and more..."

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