Jul 102018

The Progress-Index reports:

VCU Health System is notifying about 4,700 individuals that their or their minor child’s electronic health information was inappropriately accessed. There is no indication that the private health information has been or will be used for any malicious purposes.

The matter came to light on May 9, when an unusual pattern of accessing electronic health information was detected.

Read more on The Progress-Index.

Jul 052018

KRGV reports:

The former Brownsville fire chief is facing more charges.

Carlos Elizondo was indicted by a grand jury in an 11-count case of computer security breach charges.

He’s accused of logging into a computer network on 11 occasions to access the emergency reporting system portal for the Brownsville Fire Department without the city’s consent.

For more, see KRGV, although neither their coverage nor coverage by Firehouse explains why the former chief allegedly exceeded his authorized access during a two-month period.

Jul 032018

Sara Shepherd reports:

A former University of Kansas student who hacked into the school’s computer system and changed his failing grades to A’s was granted probation for the resulting felony convictions. He also must write letters apologizing to the professors he fraudulently signed in as.

As the prosecutor and his defense attorney had requested in a plea agreement, Varun H. Sarja, 20, of Olathe received a year and a half probation, with an underlying 18-month prison sentence that he could be ordered to serve should he fail at probation.

Read more on LJWorld.com.

Jul 022018

Andrew Carr reports that Linda S. Kalina, 61, of Butler, Pennsylvania was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on charges of illegally obtaining and disclosing health information of another person.

The records do not appear to be indexed on PACER yet, but according to Carr, Kalina had been employed as a patient information coordinator by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and then by the Allegheny Health Network. The indictment charges that she obtained health information of 111 patients, in violation HIPAA.

The criminal behavior allegedly occurred between March 30, 2016, through Aug. 14, 2017.

Read more on Butler Eagle.

Jun 282018

Eagle Radio reports:

A former employee of a private school in Leatherhead has been found guilty of a number of cyber-crime offences investigated by Surrey Police.

Donald Bart-Williams was sacked from his role in the IT department at St Johns School, but used his specialist skills and knowledge to hack into the school system and disrupt their security.

Bart-Williams did not attend court, and was found guilty in his absence of fraud, computer misuse and burglary following a one-week trial at Guildford Crown Court.

On 25 June he was sentenced to four and a half years in prison.

Read more on Eagle Radio.