Insider

Two former Twitter employees and a Saudi national charged in plot to spy on users for Saudi government

From the U.S. Department of Justice, Northern District of California: SAN FRANCISCO –Ali Alzabarah, Ahmad Abouammo, and Ahmed Almutairi, a/k/a Ahmed Aljbreen, were charged for their respective roles in fraudulently accessing private information in the accounts of certain Twitter users and providing that information to officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, announced United...

Trend Micro employee sold criminals data that fueled targeted scams

Gabriel E. Hall reports: A new security incident was discovered by one of the most prominent anti-virus makers – Trend Micro. According to an official blog post that was published by the firm on Tuesday, November 5, one of its employees accessed customer information database and harvested data, which later was sold to tech support...

Steyer staffer resigns after downloading Kamala Harris info in data breach

Maura Barrett, Jordan Jackson and Deepa Shivaram report: A staff member for Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer used access he had previously been granted while working for the South Carolina Democratic Party to download data about rival Kamala Harris’ campaign, state party officials said Monday. The South Carolina Post & Courier was the first to report the...