Morgan Stanley suspected that Russian hackers stole client data from a former financial adviser who pleaded guilty to illegally accessing the bank’s computers and taking the information home with him.
Galen Marsh, who was fired from the Wall Street firm in January for viewing and copying account information on other advisers’ clients, pleaded guilty in September to one felony count of exceeding authorized access to a computer. But Mr. Marsh had always maintained that he wasn’t responsible for some of the client data appearing online on a text-sharing website, and that he didn’t offer to sell the information.
In a recent court document filed ahead of Mr. Marsh’s sentencing hearing, Mr. Marsh’s lawyers wrote that “based upon conversations with representatives of Morgan Stanley, we learned that hackers emanating from Russia were suspected of posting the information and offering to sell it online.”
NOTE: This is a developing story. Please watch this space for updates as we continue to dig into the technical details of this attack.
The blog page of one of the leading media sites in the United Kingdom, “The Independent” has been compromised, which may put its millions of readers at risk of getting infected with ransomware. We have already informed The Independent about this security incident and are working with them to contain the situation. For their part, the news website staff was quick to respond and take action to mitigate the risk this event posed to the website itself and its user base.
It should be noted that only the blog part of the website–which uses WordPress–is impacted; the rest of The Independent’s online presence seem unaffected.
A Virginia Beach construction company claims a former employee stole trade secrets earlier this year and provided them to a competitor.
Unlike most such cases, however, officials with Atlantic Marine Construction Company aren’t arguing the employee stole their proposal sheets and other records before he was fired. Rather, the company claims Christopher McGrath, formerly of Virginia Beach, stole them after he was terminated via a widely available computer program he secretly installed on a work computer.
CM Ebar LLC, parent to the Elephant Bar restaurants, warned customers who used credit cards at the 29-unit chain between August and December that their data may have been breached, the company said Tuesday.
The casual-dining operator said it was alerted to the potential security breach on Nov. 3, and it has investigated and removed the suspected computer malware that lead to the possible incident.
A representative for CM Ebar said the possible data breach included 20 restaurants in California, three in Colorado, two in Arizona and one each in the remaining states where it operates. A complete list of the restaurants is available at a microsite dedicated to the incident.