Albanian IT Staff Charged With Negligence Over Cyberattack

AP reports:

Albanian prosecutors on Wednesday asked for the house arrest of five public employees they blame for not protecting the country from a cyberattack by alleged Iranian hackers.

Prosecutors said the five IT officials of the public administration department had failed to check the security of the system and update it with the most recent antivirus software.

They are accused of “abuse of post,” which can attract a prison sentence of up to seven years.

Read more at SecurityWeek.

This is the second report DataBreaches has seen this week that involves employees being suspended or otherwise held accountable for major breaches.  As DataBreaches reported, two system analysts working at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) were suspended after a ransomware attack.

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