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Daily Insider Threat News – March 20, 2018

FBI employee stole $160000 from agency by exploiting access to civil asset forfeiture unit

FBI employee stole $160,000 from agency by exploiting access to civil asset forfeiture unit … The theft occurred between July 2014 and November 2016. … suggested could be used to confiscate guns from suspected criminals, without waiting for a conviction or even having to charge them with a crime.


Iran Sentenced UK Citizen to Six-Year Term for Spying

The families of both denied the charges. Iran does not recognized dual citizenship and denies dual citizens contact with embassies of their other nationality. In October of last year, Tulip Siddiq, the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, criticized the United Kingdom’s government for continuing to do …

The Rising Tide of China’s Human Intelligence

Lawfare (blog)

In June 2016, former IBM employee Xu Jiaqiang was charged with economic espionage on behalf of China—two months after nuclear engineer Szuhsiung Ho was charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Chinese government. And in March 2016, the Justice Department charged FBI employee …

Disney employee gets 15 months in prison for fraud conviction

Orlando Sentinel

A Disney Cruise Lines employee has been sentenced to 15 months in prison in a fraudcase that saw him take his family on an extravagant vacation to Walt Disney World, according to federal court records. Renan Dias Da Rocha Gomes, a Brazilian national, was also ordered to pay restitution after …

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Just Lost Her Company After Being Accused of ‘MassiveFraud


(NEW YORK) — Elizabeth Holmes, a Stanford University dropout once billed as the “next Steve Jobs” has forfeited control Theranos, the blood testing startup she founded, and will pay $500,000 to settle charges that she oversaw a “massive fraud.” Under an agreement with the Securities and Exchange …

Ex-president of Pilot Flying J objects to being labeled most guilty in $56.5M fraud scheme

Knoxville News Sentinel

Wombold, tried with Hazelwood, was acquitted of the conspiracy and six of seven wire fraud charges. His defense team had argued he was being pushed out of his job by fraudsters Freeman and Mosher, and knew about the fraud scheme but did little to promote it. “The jury convicted Mr. Wombold of …

The insider threat: learning hard lessons

Corporate IT

The Information Security Forum puts that number at 54%. Whatever number you believe, bad actors on the inside are a real problem. Protecting your kingdom from an insider threat is a different war. It is hard to define, its soldiers are difficult to identify, and it cannot be stopped with better antimalware.


Data Security Solutions for GDPR Compliance

Security Boulevard

With data monitoring you can also prevent data theft from external attacks like SQL injections and protect against insider threats − malicious, careless, or compromised users. By keeping a watchful eye on the data, you can identify and block suspicious or unauthorized data access before they become …




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