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Data theft at Desjardins: the ex-employee wanted “no media coverage”

Natasha Kumar reports: Documents made public by the court on Monday at the request of the media reveal new details about the intentions of the ex-Desjardins employee unmasked by the financial institution in the spring of 2019. During this meeting, Sébastien Boulanger-Dorval implored to obtain unemployment and not to have criminal charges as...

Ex-hospital worker arrested in South Georgia Medical Center data breach

Terry Richards reports: A former hospital employee has been arrested in a November data breach case at South Georgia Medical Center, officials said. Ronald Dean, the hospital’s president and chief executive officer, said Thursday a worker “left employment” with SGMC Nov. 11. On Nov. 12, security software put out an alert that there had...

Former Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Defraud the U.S. Government

A former Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (DHS-OIG) pleaded guilty today to federal charges stemming from the theft of proprietary software and sensitive databases from the U.S. government. According to court documents, Charles K. Edwards, 61, of Sandy Spring, Maryland, executed a scheme to steal...

Albania arrests four over massive personal data leak

Maria Daisy reports: Prosecutors in Albania arrested four people on Friday for stealing the personal data of more than 630,000 people which then ended up in the public domain, including salary figures and car registrations. Two of the arrested men were IT technicians working at the state tax office and two others, who had...

Update: Albanian Prime Minister Says Data Leak Was Internal Infiltration

There’s an update to the data security incident impacting Albanian residents. As reported previously,  information on the salaries and personal information of 637,138 residents working in the private and public sectors had leaked, and the source of the leak was unclear. Alice Taylor reports that it appears to be an insider incident: On Wednesday...

Au: Charges over Victoria Police data breach

AAP reports: A Victorian police officer has been charged after he allegedly accessed and passed on police information. The 45-year-old male officer, from the Eastern Region, has been charged with accessing police information, disclosing police information, and intentionally communicating protected information. Read more at The West Australian.

Former Ubiquiti employee charged with hacking and extorting company

Catalin Cimpanu reports: An Oregon man and a former employee of Ubiquiti Networks was arrested and charged today with hacking the company’s servers, stealing gigabytes of information, and then attempting to extort his employer for $2 million when Ubiquiti began investigating the breach. The suspect, arraigned in a courtroom earlier today, was identified as Nickolas...