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Rogue Employee at Online Security Company Sold Customer Data

4:06 pm on Nov 6, 2019 (gmt 0)

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A rogue employee at security company, Trend Micro, sold the data from its customer support database. The company became aware when it was alerted to scammers phoning customers and claiming to be from Trend Micro.
Our investigation revealed that this employee sold the stolen information to a currently unknown third-party malicious actor. We took swift action to contain the situation, including immediately disabling the unauthorized account access and terminating the employee in question, and we are continuing to work with law enforcement on an ongoing investigation.