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The Enemy Within

by The Economist | Aug 10, 2015   ()

Employees are often said to be a company’s biggest resource. It is equally true that they are its biggest liability. Scarcely a week goes by without a company falling victim to employees-turned-enemies-or-embarrassments. On July 20th Ashley Madison, a website for married people looking to have an affair, announced that it had been hacked. Noel Biderman, the company’s chief executive, says that he thinks the attack was “an inside job”. On July 6th HSBC fired a group of employees when it emerged that they had filmed themselves engaged in an “ISIS-style mock beheading” of an Asian colleague dressed in an orange jumpsuit.

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Source: The Economist
Source: The Economist

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