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Swiss Warning Intelligence Partners About Massive Data Breach
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 02:25:49 -0600 (CST)
By Carlton Purvis
It's a real life version of Office Space except with national security
Swiss intelligence is warning the U.S. and Britain that counterterrorism
information may have been leaked after a disgruntled employee stole a
large amount of sensitive data, Reuters reported Tuesday.
Last summer, Swiss authorities arrested a senior IT technician at NDB,
Switzerland's intelligence service, who is suspected of stealing the
The employee was so unhappy with his job in the agency’s IT department
that he stopped showing up regularly for work. Sometime around then he
stole terabytes of classified material to sell on the black market,
They haven’t released the man’s name.
The eight-year NDB veteran had unrestricted access to all of the
agencies networks and “investigators now believe that in the months
before his arrest, the data theft suspect displayed warning signs that
should have been spotted by his bosses or by security officials,”
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- Swiss Warning Intelligence Partners About Massive Data Breach InfoSec News (Dec 10)