Internal Corporate Viruses
from the fun-for-the-whole-company dept
If you thought IT staff was having enough troubles trying to keep viruses out of the internal network, now they’ve got to worry about disgruntled employees creating and sending viruses from inside the company. Broadband Reports has the story of a disgruntled Time Warner employee sending out a virus to employees telling them they had received a pay increase and to submit the attached file to get the additional bonus. It’s a little unclear what the program actually does. I’m assuming it just sends itself to others within Time Warner. Still, it’s a reminder that plenty of IT threats come from inside the company, and a strategy focused just on keeping things out isn’t going to do much good against these types of attacks.