June 1, 2023


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Rogue IT security worker failed to cover his tracks

Bad enough for your company to be held to ransom after a cyber attack. Worse still to then have one of your own employees exploit the attack in an attempt to steal the ransom for themselves. That’s the situation gene and cell therapy firm Oxford BioMedica found itself in. On 27 February 2018, the Oxford-based firm discovered that it had suffered a cyber attack after it received a ransom demand from a malicious hacker explaining that they had broken into the company’s systems. The company did the right thing – it informed the police, and it assigned its own IT security staff to investigate the…