In an effort to recover tens of millions in losses, the insurer for pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly is trying to prove that lax control over confidential, computer data by Lilly’s security contractor enabled thieves to use detailed schematics to carry out brazen warehouse burglaries in Enfield and elsewhere across the country.
National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh could go to trial later this month on a suit over a 2010 Lilly warehouse heist in Enfield that could have been plotted in Hollywood. At the time, Lilly’s warehouses were guarded by a combination of Tyco Integrated Security and ADT, which has since split.
After months of investigation, National Union lawyers Elisa T. Gilbert and Bendan R. O’Brien of The Gilbert Firm in New York assert that they have uncovered evidence of repeated computer breaches and connected them to a computer account used by a former Tyco/ADT manager.
Social media sites such as Twitter and YouTube would be required to report videos and other content posted by suspected terrorists to federal authorities under legislation approved this past week by the Senate Intelligence Committee. [Oxymoron alert! Bob]
The measure, contained in the 2016 intelligence authorization, which still has to be voted on by the full Senate, is an effort to help intelligence and law enforcement officials detect threats from the Islamic State and other terrorist groups.