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IT director pleads guilty to deleting organ donation records (updated)

Not all data losses are created equal. Grant Gross of IDG News Service reports: The former IT director for a nonprofit organ and tissue donation center pleaded guilty to a charge that she broke into the organization’s computer network and deleted organ donation database records, invoice files, and database and accounting software, the U.S....

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: In Oregon, Ashley Marie Crayton, Devona Lenee Franklin, and Vivian Wang have been charged with ID theft after a complaint from a Wells Fargo branch. More. In California, Cherie Ann Deloura was arrested on charges relating to a scam in which she added her name as an authorized user to...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Two Baylor University students, Nicolas Lukashevich and Nicholas Batts, have been arrested in connection with compromised email and social networking accounts. More. In MS, at least a dozen people had their identities stolen by Candance Brown, Kimberly Gentry, Latonja Casnel, and Jamaal Tyler, who used the data to open accounts...

UK: ICO takes enforcement action against Manchester University for data breach

From the press release (pdf) from the Information Commissioner’s Office: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has taken regulatory action against the University of Manchester following a breach of the Data Protection Act. The personal records of over 1,700 students, including information on some students’ disabilities, were published when a member of the university staff...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Bernard James Brown Jr., a former bank credit card department manager at Eastern Virginia Bankshares, was sentenced to prison for bank fraud and identity theft. More. Investigators have identified suspects in a debit card fraud scheme affecting more than two dozen Macon and Bibb County residents and skimmers used at...