US telecom AT&T has lately been having problems with malicious insiders, and the latest incident has resulted in the compromise of account and personal information of a yet unknown number of customers.
The number of reported security incidents rose 48 percent this year to 42.8 million – which is the equivalent of 117,339 attacks per day.
The FBI and DHS have issued a warning to businesses about the increase in security incidents involving malicious insiders (current or former employees, contractors, or other business partners).
The 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report revealed a disturbing trend, which is the fact that users’ access rights have become a weak point in the security policies for the majority of organizations.
It seems that there is a leaker following in the footsteps of Edward Snowden, and US government officials are trying to discover his or her identity, as they confirmed for the CNN on Tuesday.