insider threat

Privileged accounts have become an important attack vector, and if a recent survey of mostly IT managers and executives is any indication that threat will continue to grow.

According to results of ID management provider Cyber-Ark’s sixth annual global “Trust, Security and Passwords Survey,” just under half of 820 respondents admitted if they were fired tomorrow, they’d walk out with proprietary data such as privileged password lists, company databases, R&D plans and financial r

The investor services company told Threatpost that an investigation has determined that data stolen by a rogue employee didn’t contain shareholder data. However, the company still hasn’t retrieved two USB drives containing company email and documents that outline some of Computershare’s closely held business plans.

Authorities in New York have arrested more than 100 people accused of participating in an identity theft scam that generated $13 million in illicit profits fore crime gains in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, according to a statement from the District Attorney for Queens County.

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