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Episode #299: Edwin Kwan: Terminated Bank Cloud Engineer Sabotages Systems; Hillary Coover: Unauthorized Access to MongoDB Corporate Systems; Ian Garrett: Insights from the Microsoft Digital Defense Report 2023; Marcel Brown: This Day in Tech History
Episode 29921st December 2023 • It's 5:05! Daily cybersecurity and open source briefing • Contributors from Around the World
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The stories we’re covering today.

Edwin Kwan:  A former cloud engineer at a bank was terminated for violating company policies, including inappropriate laptop use. After he was fired, the employee went home and used a company issued laptop to launch attacks on the bank's network.

Hillary Coover: Database management company MongoDB is currently investigating a security incident that has led to the exposure of some customer information. Certain corporate systems were compromised, containing customer names, phone numbers, email addresses, and other unspecified customer account metadata. For one customer, system logs were accessed.

Ian Garrett: Microsoft recently released their Digital Defense Report of 2023, which provides crucial insights into the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Let's jump into the 10 essential insights of cybersecurity from the report.