Hacking – insiders

“Bank Changes Man’s Password After They Realize It Insults Them” http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20080828/0938222122.shtml (28 August 2008) and for the BBC link as the case is in the UK
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/hereford/worcs/7585098.stm

  1. The employee does not work for Lloyds anymore. Has disciplinary action been taken? Concerning criminal proceedings, the behaviour falls under the CMAct 1990, for the employee modified computer data without authorisation
  2. Althought there has been no harm here (just a change of password without taking money or the like), the facts illustrate that crime can be generated from the inside. Security policies must be stronger to avoid this type of situation, despite a survey stating that insider crimes diminish “Insiders No Longer The Biggest Threat To Computer Networks” (TechDirt, 17 June 2008)
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About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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