MI5 has warned that foreign spy agencies are targeting IT workers within big organisations as a means of gaining privileged access to sensitive data.
The security service’s warning about spy-infiltration tactics is a bid to encourage corporations to bolster their defences against such attacks, the FT (via the Daily Mail) reports.
While grooming internal sources with access to highly sensitive information used to take years in the time of the Cold War spymasters, it now takes much less time – basically however long it takes the new recruit to get privileged access to company info… that’s if they don’t have it already.
I would just like to say that I will never be bribed by the offer of hot sex, fine wines, good meals and holidays in the Carribean (even if they were on a large yacht). And I challenge any interested spy agencies to try to prove otherwise.