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UK: Essex Police officer to appear at court charged with computer misuse offences

From the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC – formerly IPCC): An Essex Police officer will appear at court charged with an offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)investigation. Police Constable Scott Gardner-McLean, 21, based at Clacton-on-Sea police station, is due to appear at Colchester Magistrate’s Court...

Tesla Claims Engineer Stole Secrets Just Days Into the Job

Joel Rosenblatt reports: A former Tesla Inc. software engineer was ordered to appear before a judge to face allegations that three days into his job, he started stealing confidential files and transferring them to a personal storage account. During his two-week employment ending Jan. 6, Alex Khatilov stole more than 6,000 scripts, or files of code,...

Former ADT Technician Pleads Guilty to Having Hacked Customers’ Home Security Video Feeds

A home security technician has pleaded guilty to repeatedly hacking into customers’ video feeds, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Prerak Shah. Telesforo Aviles, a 35-year-old former ADT employee, pleaded guilty to computer fraud on Thursday before Magistrate Judge David Horan. “This defendant, entrusted with safeguarding customers’ homes, instead intruded on...