Friday, December 7, 2012

"Get me Bond. I'm ticked at the watchmakers."

Authorities in Switzerland are investigating the theft of sensitive information from the country's Federal Intelligence Service (NDB) that was allegedly carried out by a senior IT technician at the agency. 

Officials believe that the suspect was upset because his advice on operating the spy agency's data systems was not being taken seriously, and that he decided to retaliate by stealing classified information from the agency's servers. That information included intelligence collected by the British spy agency MI6 about counterterrorism operations. 

The suspect is thought to have carried out the theft by abusing his administrator rights and downloading files onto portable hard drives, which he then hid in a backpack in order to sneak them out of the building. (more)