Saudi recruitment of Twitter workers reflects insider risks

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MATT O'BRIEN and FRANK BAJAK AP Technology Writer Allegations that two former Twitter employees spied on users for the Saudi government have spotlighted the threat posed by insiders who exploit their access to the mountains of sensitive data held by tech companies. The Twitter case adds an alarming international dimension to the longstanding problem of rogue employees who steal information or snoop on others. "It's stupid to think foreign intelligence services would spend tens of millions trying to hack a company like Twitter when they can pay less than $100,000 to bribe employees," cybersecurity expert Robert Graham of Errata Security said Thursday. Detecting insider access isn't easy, despite the availability of tools to do so, experts say. Yet the wealth of data that these compani
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