An indictment released earlier this week detailed a Russian national offering a worker, later confirmed to be a Tesla employee, $1 million to install malware on the corporate machines. 

While there is a whole library of insider threat research dealing with employee discontent and other red flags, it's easy to imagine just about anyone taking the money.  And the threat of big-money bribery might just affect a company’s threat model and the defense needed to stop those threats.

“We’ve had blended threats – insiders working with outsiders – but this seems new,” said Katie Nickels, director of intelligence at Red Canary. 

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