Aug 162018

Erin Pearson reports:

A Melbourne private schoolboy who repeatedly broke into Apple’s secure computer systems is facing criminal charges after the technology giant called in the FBI.

The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, broke into Apple’s mainframe from his suburban home on multiple occasions over a year because he was such a fan of the company, according to his lawyer.

Read more on The Age.

Aug 162018

Patrick McArdle reports:

One of two Nigerians who admitted to being part of a conspiracy to steal personal information from Vermont state employees and other U.S. residents was sentenced Tuesday in Rutland federal court to time served, or 14 months in jail.

Osariemen Isibor, 32, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in March to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Read more on the Rutland Herald.

Aug 162018

Kevin White reports:

A man from the Restigouche region says people should be able to expect privacy when it comes to their health records, even if they live in a small town where everyone seems to know everything about everyone.

This after Mark Firth of Flatlands says an employee at the Campbellton Regional Hospital accessed his health records on several occasions without authorization back in April.

It sounds like they had software that notified them of the improper access. If so, that’s terrific!


Aug 152018

Well, I said that the more I learned about it, a breach affecting more than 250,000 Adams County residents sounded like a bad one. Its “badness” was just confirmed, it seems. WKOW reports:

Adams County officials are trying to remove the county clerk from office, after she’s suspected of being connected with a data breach.

According to our Madison affiliate, a Verified Statement of Charges has been brought against Adams County Clerk Cindy Phillippi. She’s suspected in manipulating the county computer system, which may have led to a security breach that affected more than 250,000 people.

The Verified Statement of Charges was filed by the Adams County Personnel Director, who alleges Phillippi gained unauthorized access to confidential computer records, established unauthorized checking accounts, deleted records, gained unauthorized access to the Health and Human Services building, released confidential information to a former employee and misled an independent investigator who was looking into her actions.

Read more on WAOW.

Aug 152018

Curt Devine and Drew Griffin report:

Georgia’s shotgun-toting, Trump-style Republican candidate for governor Brian Kemp has sought to assure voters that his state’s election system is secure and that any allegations to the contrary are “fake news.”

But Kemp, who is also the secretary of state in charge of Georgia’s elections, is now being accused in a federal lawsuit of failing to secure his state’s voting system and allowing a massive breach that exposed voter records and other sensitive election information.

Read more on CNN.