Insider threats are growing increasingly more dangerous than external hackers, some security analysts predict in a Christian Science Monitor report. “A lot of companies are really worried about employees walking off with their data," said Gartner’s Avivah Litan. “Insider threats have become a major issue because external criminals are actively recruiting insiders to help perpetrate their crimes, while disgruntled employees are actively making their insider services available.” The influence of the Dark Web has incentivized these threats, he added. “Disgruntled employees, especially those working in data-rich organizations like financial services companies, pharmaceutical firms, and in government are being actively recruited by and selling access to network credentials and corporate data to criminals on the Dark Web,” the report states.
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