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Symantec Data Leak Remains Under Investigation (updated)

Brian Prince of eWeek reports: Law enforcement is still investigating how credit card information belonging to a handful of Symantec customers from the United Kingdom fell into the hands of an identity theft ring. Though speculation has focused on an employee of e4e, a call center in India, a spokesman for Symantec said its...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Regina Tolliver, formerly employed by the Citizens Bank branch in King of Prussia, was convicted on all counts alleging that she stole the information of seven customers. She had been indicted (pdf) in January 2008. More. Richard J. Berger faces five years in prison for accessing sensitive customer information for...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Thomas Alan Thompson, a preacher at Calvary Baptist Church, was arrested and charged with identity theft after allegedly praying preying upon his congregation. More. Janice Washington, a Registry of Motor Vehicles employee working at the Braintree branch was arrested on March 19 on federal identity theft charges for selling genuine...

FL: Personal information papers found in dumpster

Suncoast News reports that “reams” of personal information, including employment applications, Social Security numbers, and driver’s license numbers, have been found carelessly dumped in a Sarasota dumpster by someone from Westaff Employment, a company that appears to be closed. I expect we will see even more of such reports as small businesses (or large ones)...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Following up on a story here: former State Department employee Dwayne F. Cross was sentenced to 12 months of probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service for illegally accessing more than 150 confidential passport application files. More. Identity theft to obtain medical services is not new, but...