insider threat

Pierluigi Paganini January 24, 2021
Tesla sues former employee for allegedly stealing sensitive docs

Tesla has accused a former employee, a software engineer, of downloading about 26,000 sensitive files and transferring them on his personal Dropbox On Saturday, Tesla sued the former employee Alex Khatilov for allegedly stealing 26,000 confidential documents, including trade secrets. The software engineer transferred the sensitive files to his personal Dropbox account. Khatilov stole files […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 07, 2019
Trend Micro rogue employee sold customer data to tech support scammers

A Trend Micro employee was spotted stealing consumer customer information and selling it to tech support scammers. TrendMicro confirmed that it has discovered one employee that was stealing consumer customer information and selling it to tech support scammers. In August 2019, the security firm was informed that some of their customers were receiving tech support […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 20, 2016
Delilah, the first Trojan to recruit Insiders

Delilah is the first extortion trojan that spies on victims and collects information to force them in doing malicious activities from inside. Delilah is a strain of malware developed to extort victims into stealing insider data, it was first discovered on crime forums by the Israeli intelligence firm Diskin Advanced Technologies. Deliah is not distributed in […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 29, 2016
Employee Monitoring, a controversial topic

Employee monitoring is a complex and controversial topic that can often become the source of discontent between employers and their staff. It is not a secret that most employees have a negative opinion about modern monitoring practices, such as PC monitoring. It is often viewed as an invasion of privacy and employer overstepping their authority. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 03, 2013
Senior management considered a primary target by modern cybercrime

According to a recent research of Group-IB on cybercrime senior management is considered among most privileged targets. Group-IB is one of the leading companies in fraud prevention, cybercrime and high-tech crime investigations, it is IMPACT-ITU member and one of most active firms in the analysis if cyber criminal phenomena. The firm reported that cyber criminals use personal and confidential data of […]