Friday, August 14, 2015

A Third of Workers Would Leak Biz Data for Right Price

A recent survey serves as a reminder about insider theft risk -- the possibility that a company insider will steal sensitive data. A third of employees would sell information on company patents, financial records and customer credit card details if the price was right, according to a survey of 4,000 employees in the UK, USA, Germany and Australia.

The poll also found that for £5,000 ($8,000 USD) a quarter of them would steal sensitive data, risking their job and criminal convictions. The number of employees open to bribes increased to 35 per cent when the offer was increased to £50,000 ($80,000 USD).

"three per cent of employees would consider offers as low as $150 [to leak data]." - The Register
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Sources:
(a) A third of workers admit they'd leak sensitive biz data for peanuts - www.TheRegister.co.uk, 07/29/2015

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