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ITMG Insider Threat Cases – May 25, 2020

Insider Threat Cases 05/25/20Prosecutors to retry ex-CIA employee on espionage charges in WikiLeaks case

Federal prosecutors will retry a former CIA programmer on espionage charges after a jury couldn’t come to a decision about whether he leaked a trove of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Denton told a judge Monday that the Justice Department “does intend to retry Mr. Schulte on the espionage charges.” In March, a jury found Joshua Schulte guilty of lying to the FBI and contempt of court, but it was deadlocked on whether to convict the computer engineer of the biggest theft of classified documents in the history of the CIA.

The Insider Threat: Lessons From 3 Incidents – How to Detect, Prevent Inappropriate Access by Authorized Users

The organizations who recently announced they are notifying patients of insider incidents are Detroit-based occupational therapy practice PsyGenics; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center; and the Phoenix-based practice Arizona Endocrinology Center.

Sued Cybereason Employee says Company Lied About him to Prevent Move to Competitor

Yonni Shelmerdine was sued by his former employer who accused him of stealing trade secrets. He was a private individual, completely unknown to the press or anyone outside his familial, social, and professional circles. Then, however, when his former employer, Boston-headquartered cybersecurity company Cybereason Inc., filed lawsuits against him, in both Tel Aviv and Massachusetts, he lost his shield of anonymity, as reports began to pour to the press. In its lawsuits, filed in April, Cybereason claimed its former director of product management had taken internal documents from his company laptop with him when he left to join SentinelOne (incorporated as Sentinel Labs Inc.), which it considers a direct competitor.

Boca security firm ADT sued after technician spied on 220 customers cameras in their homes

Customers were paying them to keep their homes safe, but now it appears an employee with a popular security monitoring company was spying on hundreds of families, and it was going on for years. ADT, a Boca Raton-based security company, is now being sued by those customers. The lawsuits against ADT claim that a service technician added his email address to Dallas-Fort Worth customers’ ADT accounts online, allowing him to sign in, watch live video streams and record it.

Former Senior U.S. Navy Employee Charged for Role in Bribery Conspiracy and Lying to Investigators

The former Director of Operations of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command Office in Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK) was charged in a complaint filed today in connection with his alleged participation in a bribery conspiracy and alleged lying to federal investigators. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge David Bell of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service’s (NCIS) Far East Field Office, and Special Agent in Charge Stanley A. Newell of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service’s (DCIS) Transnational Operations Field Office made the announcement. Xavier Fernando Monroy, 62, a U.S. citizen, was charged in a complaint filed in the District of Columbia with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery, one count of bribery, one count of false statements, and one count of obstruction of justice.

Belgium confirms inquiry into Malta-China spy threat

Investigation centers on claims Beijing has spied on EU from Malta’s embassy in Brussels. Malta’s ties to China have come under the spotlight after Belgium’s intelligence services confirmed they have been investigating suspicions that Beijing has been spying from the country’s embassy opposite the European commission’s headquarters in Brussels.

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