Whistleblower News: Marriott Data Breach, Insys Therapeutics12/04/2018
Revealed: Marriott's 500 Million Hack Came After A String Of Security Breaches
To some onlookers the breach, one of the biggest on record, was astonishing. To those who’ve been tracking Marriott and Starwood digital security, it wasn’t a huge surprise. Prior to the four-year-old breach being discovered, Marriott suffered at least one previously unreported hack, including an infection that hit the company’s own cyber-incident response team, Forbes has learned. And there’s evidence Russian cybercriminals have breached Starwood Web servers. read more »
Marriott Hack Adds Passport Headache
It has become a familiar dance: A company reports a data breach, and you dutifully change your passwords, ask for a new credit card and hope your information doesn’t end up for sale on the dark web. But the hack that last week engulfed Marriott — and 500 million of its customers — has added a new step: Your passport might be at risk, too. read more »
Former drug exec pleads guilty to pushing painkiller prescriptions
A former high-ranking executive of an Arizona-based drug company pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Boston for his role in a nationwide conspiracy to bribe doctors to unnecessarily prescribe a fentanyl-based painkiller.
Alec Burlakoff, former vice president of sales of Chandler, Ariz.-based Insys Therapeutics, pleaded guilty to a count of racketeering conspiracy before US District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs.
By agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors, he could become a crucial witness at the trial in January of six former Insys executives accused of participating in the scheme. They include the company’s billionaire founder, John Kapoor. read more »