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Milton Woman Charged In Patients’ Identity Thefts

The Associated Press reports: A Milton woman working at a Delaware medical office has been arrested for stealing patients’ information and opening credit card accounts. Delaware State Police say 41-year-old Diane Perrin used her position as a medical assistant from February 2008 to March to take 11 patients information and open credit card accounts....

Men allegedly broke into computers of former employer

Dan Goodin reports on a case where former employees were allegedly able to continue to access databases, despite the company terminating old passwords: Scott R. Burgess, 45, of Jasper, Indiana, and Walter D. Puckett, 39, of Williamstown, Kentucky, both worked as managers for Indiana-based Stens Corporation until taking jobs with a competing company in...

Sacked employees triple malicious data deletions

Marie Boran reports: Recent findings from Irish online backup firm keepITsafe have revealed there is a correlation between the increase in unemployment as a result of the global recession and the tripling of malicious data attacks on companies. Companies reported they experienced a threefold increase in the number of malicious data deletions as a...

DA: Nigeria scammer stole 150 IDs

Laura Italiano reports: As temps from hell go, officials say this one takes the cake — and whatever mother’s maiden names he can get his hands on. Manhattan prosecutors say a 19-year-old Nigerian computer whiz stole the personal financial information of 150 fellow employees during a brief but busy three-month temping stint at Bank...