ID Theft

TJX Maxx hacker banged up for 30 years

John E. Dunn reports: Maksym Yastremskiy, the Ukrainian accused of being a key figure in the infamous TJX Maxx Wi-Fi hack of 2005, has been sentenced to 30-years in prison by a Turkish court. Yastremskiy – or ‘Maksik’ as he was sometimes identified – was one of 11 people eventually arrested at the request...

Holy ID theft! Victim is bishop of Brooklyn

Alison Gendar and William Sherman report: Thieves stooped to a new low over the Christmas holiday, swiping the identity of Brooklyn’s Catholic bishop in an attempted credit card scam. The crooks learned Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio’s Social Security number and birth date and used the information to apply for credit cards, Diocese of Brooklyn spokesman...

AZ: Pinal worker among 4 charged in ID theft

A Pinal County Recorder’s Office employee likely compromised the identities of numerous county residents in a check-washing ring that has led to the arrest of four people, according to search warrants executed in the case. The county employee, Albert Robbs, 51, was arrested last month on charges of theft, identity theft and tampering with...

Emergency Medical Associates of New Jersey security breach

On November 4th, lawyers for Emergency Medical Associates of New Jersey (“EMA”) notified the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office that in mid-July, the Secret Service had notified them that during the course of an independent investigation, the Secret Service had identified a total 27 American Express credit cards that were possibly the subject of...