Ghost hack – criminals use deceased employee’s account to wreak havoc – Naked Security

 

Many, if not most, organisations will tell you that they have processes and procedures that they follow when employees leave.

In particular, most companies have a slick and quick procedure for removing ex-staff from the payroll.

Firstly, it doesn’t make economic sense to pay someone who is no longer entitled to the money; secondly, many countries require employers to withhold payroll taxes automatically, to pay those taxes in promptly, and to account for them accurately.

Why get into trouble with the tax office over former employees when you can have a simple “staff leaving” checklist that will help to keep you compliant and solvent at the same time?

Unfortunately, we’re not always quite so switched on (or, to be more precise, not quite so good at switching things off) when it comes to ex-staff and cybersecurity.

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Matt Lauer​ grills Kellyanne Conway​ over the timing of Michael Flynn’s resignation

She can’t even hide Trump’s stupid anymore…

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned following reports of misleading the White House about a conversation he had with a Russian ambassador discussing US sanctions before Trump took office. Continue reading