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Honolulu Man Pleads Guilty to Sabotaging Former Employer’s Computer Network

Casey K. Umetsu, Sr., age 40, of Honolulu, Hawaii, pled guilty today before United States District Judge Jill A. Otake to sabotaging his former employer’s computer network. Sentencing is set for January 19, 2023. According to court documents and information presented in court, Umetsu worked as an information technology professional for a prominent Hawaii-based...

GA: Former Dalton police officer sentenced to five years on probation for computer invasion of privacy and violating oath of office

Charles Oliver reports on an insider-wrongdoing case that was taken seriously: A former Dalton Police Department officer has been sentenced to five years on probation after pleading guilty to computer invasion of privacy and violation of oath by a public officer, according to District Attorney Bert Poston. Trevin Dane Stover of Resaca must also...

The Great Resignation linked to a great data theft

Ian Barker reports: We’ve all heard of the Great Resignation, a pandemic-driven shift in people’s work preferences. But new research from Cyberhaven suggests that this has gone hand-in-hand with a huge stealing of data. Based on anonymized details from over 1.4 million workers and spanning 360,000 data exfiltration incidents and a broad sample of companies,...

Watchdog calls for mandatory data breach notification laws in Victoria

Joseph Brookes reports: Victoria’s privacy watchdog has called for data breach notification laws in the state after a government department failed to tell people their data had been exposed in a serious breach by a man convicted of sexually assaulting a child. The former case worker, Alexander Jones, is currently serving a six-year prison sentence...

Lk: Student arrested for hacking Examinations Dept website

Newswire reports on a story out of Sri Lanka: A student from Galle has been arrested for hacking the Department of Examinations’ official website. The Police said the student had hacked the website, retrieved data on the 2021 GCE Advanced Level Examination results, and displayed it on a separate web portal. The suspect had...

Bits ‘n Pieces, Saturday morning edition

In February 2022, NFL’s San Francisco 49ers confirmed a ransomware attack by BlackByte. This week they started mailing notification letters to more than 20,000 people. * * * In a bizarre incident, hackers broke into the ride-hailing service provider Yandex Taxi’s software and sent dozens of cars to the same location, resulting in a...

Block sued after ex-staffer siphons customer data

Thomas Claburn reports: Block – the digital payments giant formerly known as Square – faces allegations it failed to take adequate measures to protect customers’ personal information. A lawsuit , filed Tuesday in a federal district in Oakland, California, on behalf of two users of Cash App, operated by Block subsidiary Cash App Investing, claims the...

Ca: St. Joe’s creates new executive position for security of patient files amid backlash

Sebastian Bron reports: St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has created a new executive position dedicated to protecting patient privacy in the wake of a litany of intentional staff breaches. The hospital said Wednesday the senior post will oversee a revamped privacy policy, recently overhauled amid staunch criticism after five employees snooped into the sensitive health records...