Tuesday, August 6, 2019

"AT&T employees took bribes to plant malware on the company's network"

ZDNet:

The bribery scheme lasted from at least April 2012 until September 2017. Initially, the two Pakistani men bribed AT&T employees to unlock expensive iPhones so they could be used outside AT&T's network.

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changed tactics and bribed AT&T employees to install malware on AT&T's network

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bribed AT&T employees to install rogue wireless access points
Meanwhile:
The drug maker Novartis concealed manipulated data from the Food and Drug Administration while applying for approval of an extremely expensive gene therapy treatment and then delayed reporting the issue, the agency said on Tuesday.

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Approved in May, the treatment’s price — set at $2.1 million — stoked concerns about the astronomical costs of potential cures for rare diseases and upset parents who initially could not get insurance coverage for the breakthrough treatment.