[ISN] Swiss Warning Intelligence Partners About Massive Data Breach

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
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, 
authorities say.

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,” 
Reuters reported.


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