Apr 052019

Luke Rosiak reports:

A former IT aide to New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan mounted an “extraordinarily extensive data-theft scheme” against the office, the culprit’s plea agreement states.

The plot included the installation of tiny “keylogging” devices that picked up every keystroke. Between July and October 2018, former IT aide Jackson Cosko worked with an unnamed accomplice, a then-current Hassan employee, who repeatedly lent him a key that he used to enter the office at night and who allegedly tried to destroy evidence for him.

Read more on The Daily Caller.

Mar 302019

Charissa Young reports:

WASHINGTON – Mikhy Farrera-Brochez, the American at the centre of Singapore’s HIV registry leak, has promised to delete all information obtained from the Singapore Government in accordance with a court order granted to the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The 34-year-old also swore, in a written statement filed with a US court on Friday (March 29), that he had removed or would remove all online posts and references related to any information from the Singapore government.

Read more on Straits Times.

Mar 292019

Sean Lyngaas reports:

A former National Security Agency contractor accused of one of the largest breaches of classified data in U.S. history pleaded guilty Thursday to one felony count and faces a total of nine years in federal prison.

Appearing solemn and weary in federal court in Baltimore, Harold T. Martin III, 54, seemed to embrace his fate, telling the judge more than once, “It’s time [to] close…Pandora’s Box.”

Read more on CyberScoop.

Mar 282019

Jason Roberts reports on a case in the Isle of Man:

A man’s asked to represent himself as he awaits sentencing for computer hacking and data theft.

47 year old John Henry Griffin of Mona Drive in Douglas was convicted of two offences of unauthorised access of data and two of unlawful obtaining of personal data.

He appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes, when his advocate asked to be released from the case.

Read more on 3FM. Previous court coverage by the same reporter provided some of the background to the case:

He’d gained unauthorised access to computer material, and unlawfully obtained personal data, whilst working for RL360 between October 2016 and January 2017.

At Douglas Courthouse on Tuesday Griffin’s advocate said his client still believed there was a conspiracy in play between the police and financial authorities.

It seems, from other coverage, that Gfiffin had some complaints about his former employer and he claimed to be getting information or evidence that he was planning to use in some whistleblower capacity.

Mar 282019

Kevin Collier reports:

A former National Security Agency contractor accused of the largest security breach in US intelligence history is expected to plead guilty on Thursday, his lawyer told CNN.

Harold “Hal” Martin, 54, had worked for 23 years as a contractor for companies that contracted with various intelligence agencies and maintained a government clearance throughout his career.
Prosecutors described him as a hoarder who took home a whopping 50 terabytes of files, including a number of classified ones he stored on drives in his home and car.

Read more on CNN.