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Court: Employee was authorized to access files (updated)

A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision may be of interest to those who wonder about suing former employees for unauthorized to data. In LVRC Holdings V. Brekka, the court held: LVRC Holdings, LLC (LVRC) filed this lawsuit in federal district court against its former employee, Christopher Brekka, his wife, Carolyn Quain, and the...

Former loan officer indicted for fraud and ID theft

A federal grand jury has indicted Emma Vigil, of McAllen, and charged her with five counts of bank fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today. Vigil, 48, was arrested by FBI agents at her residence this morning and will be arraigned at a hearing this afternoon...

Alico leak points to provider staff

As an update to a previously reported breach, Kyodo News reports: Insurer Alico Japan released Friday the results of its internal probe on a recent mass-scale data leak from customers’ credit cards, concluding that the data on more than 18,000 customers may have been stolen by employees of a computer-related service provider with access...

Former Employee of U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia admits using defendants’ identities to commit fraud

A former employee with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (“EDPA”) pleaded guilty today to federal charges, admitting she used a government-issued computer and defendants’ personal information to perpetrate a fraud totaling approximately $34,435, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr.,  announced. Shakila Nakia Wallace, 25, of Philadelphia, pleaded...