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UK: Second data blunder fear

It’s amazing what you don’t find when you finally get around to looking for it. In this story out of the UK, a local council brought in consultants after one data breach, only to discover that their potential problem was bigger than they thought: …. Charnwood Borough Council admitted it could not find nine...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Tax preparers and sisters Carolyne and Johanna Jones have been charged with using clients’ information to obtain fraudulent tax refunds. More. Former postal carrier Rodney Ervin was sentenced to 25 months for mail theft, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. More. Jennifer Derrickson was charged with seven counts of...

City of Lawrence to pay for credit monitoring for snooping victims

Jill Harmacinski of The Eagle-Tribune reports that the city of Lawrence (Massachusetts) will be paying for free credit reports for more than 400 people subjected to questionable background checks by the School Department. Officials are now trying to figure out how many of the more than 400 background checks were actually legitimate checks for...

Prosecuting the Mitsubishi UFJ case: what’s the crime?

The Yomiuri Shimbun has an article on the Mitsubishi UFJ breach reported earlier this week that suggests difficulties the prosecutors may face. In this case, a (now-former) employee allegedly used a co-worker’s credentials to access a database to which he already had authorized access. Using the co-worker’s credentials, he accessed and copied data on...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Andrew Paparella Jr. was arrested and charged with stealing credit card numbers belonging to patrons of his restaurant, the Citrus café. More. Gene Anthony Franklin Jr. faces up to 73 years in prison for stealing the identities of more than one dozen people by posing as a real estate investor...