Colorado man sentenced to 10 years in ID theft case

The Associated Press reports that Terry Paul Dorman, “who authorities say stole identities off tax returns that he prepared for clients” has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in July to theft, identity theft, securities fraud, and tax evasion.

Keizer man accused of stealing personal information for homes

Stacey Barchenger reports: A Keizer man was arrested Friday on an accusation that he used stolen personal information to finance two homes in the Salem area. Salem Police detectives arrested Julian Ruiz, 38, near the intersection of River and Brooklake roads NE, said Lt. Steve Birr, who leads the department’s criminal investigations section....

Electronic health records open patient privacy questions

Alice Lipowicz reports: A federal advisory panel today heard several proposals about how to best protect patient privacy while creating and sharing electronic health records (EHRs). The Health Information Technology Policy Committee convened to prepare recommendations to the Health and Human Services Department on distributing $19 billion in economic stimulus funding for incentive payments for...

HHS guts health-care breach notification law, groups warn

Jaikumar Vijayan  reports: Privacy and civil rights advocates accused the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of trying to neuter a landmark data breach notification law for health care organizations that is scheduled to go into effect next week. The law would require any organization covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...

Carders forum hacked, taken offline

Dan Raywood reports: An alleged underground forum used by hackers to sell logins and financial data has been hacked and taken offline. Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure, claimed that the web forum named ‘PakBugs’ was an ‘underground’ forum where people discussed hacking techniques and sold malware code, bank logins and stolen credit card numbers....