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Could an ex-employee be planting ransomware on your firm’s network?

We’ve all seen too many instances where vengeful former employees have tried to sabotage their former employer’s network.  Even when their employers remember to revoke access for the individual, they often find other ways in — like using a former colleague’s credentials or having previously created another user on the system with credentials. But...

Yandex suffers data breach after sysadmin sold access to user emails

Ionut Ilascu reports: Russian internet and search company Yandex announced today that one of its system administrators had enabled unauthorized access to thousands of user mailboxes. The company discovered the breach internally, during a routine check of its security team. The investigation revealed that the employee’s actions led to the compromise of almost 5,000...