Government Sector

Detroit officials warn data breach exposed city workers, residents

Charles E. Ramirez reports: The city is offering free credit monitoring to its employees in the wake of a data breach in its email system, officials said Thursday. The city’s Chief Information Officer Beth Niblock said the breach happened Jan. 16 and fewer than 10 email accounts were affected. Some of the accounts contained sensitive information and...

Greece says no data stolen in Turkish hacker attacks on state bodies

Ahval reports: An investigation into Turkish hackers’ attacks last week on websites of Greek state bodies indicated that no data were stolen, Greek daily Kathimerini reported on Wednesday. The attack claimed by a Turkish hacker group named the Anka Neferler Tim (Phoenix’s Helmets) made the institutions’ websites unavailable to users, Kathimerini said. Read...

No criminal charges filed in Revenu Québec data leak

Paul Cherry reports: No criminal charges will be filed in the investigation into how personal information pertaining to more than 23,000 Revenu Québec employees was transferred out of the provincial government agency’s data banks last year. Last summer, a 39-year-old Revenu Québec employee and her husband were arrested by the Sûreté du Québec in...

Ex-VA employee sentenced for leaking medical records

AP reports: A former Department of Veterans Affairs employee has been sentenced to six months in prison for leaking the medical records of Richard Ojeda as the former Army major was running for Congress in West Virginia. Jeffrey Miller of Huntington was sentenced Tuesday in federal court. Miller, 40, acknowledged accessing the medical records...

Data breach a concern after New Milford IT arrest

The town is striving to better protect its employees in the wake of a data breach this fall and the former information technology director’s arrest Friday. Kendrick Protzman, who served as the IT director from 2002 to 2019, is accused of releasing the personal information of current and former town employees when he was no...