Trend Micro discloses insider threat impact
Cyber security company Trend Micro has revealed that an employee has stolen and sold data affecting thousands of its customers.
In a statement on its website, Trend Micro confirmed that the unauthorised disclosure of personal data had been a result of a malicious insider.
Following investigation the company has taken action to ensure no further impact. It also confirmed that up to 70,000 of its 12 million customers has been affected.
Trend Micro has apologised in their online statement and has also given customers key information to consider in the aftermath of this incident including the fact that they would never call customers unexpectedly.
The risk of insider threat is a real one for organisations. The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) has guidance about reducing the risk of insider threats.
Another good starting point for any business looking to secure themselves would be the NCSC’s 10 steps to cyber security.