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Former top Republican lawmaker in Colorado received leak of voting data

Alexandra Ulmer reports:  A former Republican minority leader of the Colorado legislature is among the recipients of a trove of sensitive voting data leaked by a county official working with activists seeking to prove President Donald Trump’s false stolen-election claims, according to court records reviewed by Reuters. The revelation indicates the breach of ballot...

Angry IT admin wipes employer’s databases, gets 7 years in prison

Bill Toulas reports: Han Bing, a former database administrator for Lianjia, a Chinese real-estate brokerage giant, has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for logging into corporate systems and deleting the company’s data. Bing allegedly performed the act in June 2018, when he used his administrative privileges and “root” account to access the...

On-the-Spot Intervention 95% Effective in Reducing Healthcare Employees’ Unauthorized Access to Protected Health Information (PHI)

The following is a press release from Protenus. As a reminder/disclosure: DataBreaches.net compiles data and performs some data analytic services for Protenus’s Breach Barometer each year.  Protenus is pleased to announce a recent study found that on-the-spot interventions for healthcare employees who inappropriately accessed PHI were 95% effective in preventing repeat offenses. The article, “Effectiveness...

Montgomery County and Florida Women Convicted of Hacking One’s Former Employer and Attempting to Extort Them

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Frances Marie Eddings, 68, of Orlando, FL, and Jude Denis, 54, of Wyncote, PA, were convicted after trial in the Allentown Federal Courthouse of accessing a computer system without authorization for pecuniary gain from a non-profit charity organization. In September 2019, the defendants were...