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Mitsubishi UFJ says 49,159 customer records leaked

Junko Fujita of Thomson Reuters reports that Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s brokerage unit experienced a data breach when a former employee took records on 1.5 million customers home. Records on 49,159 customers, including personal and salary details, were sold to data list agents. The firm says that most of the records have been retrieved.

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Three agents of RE/MAX Tri City Realty in Rockingham were arrested on misdemeanor charges for unauthorized computer access of their competitor, Exit Realty, who apparently did not know that they had been breached. More. In the UK, a gang is on trial for cloning credit cards. They allegedly struck when...

Computer technician on trial in Hong Kong celebrity sex photo case

Marina Dimova reports that computer technician Sze Ho-chun went on trial for stealing explicit photographs from singer-actor Edison Chen’s laptop and uploading them to the internet. The case triggered a huge celebrity sex scandal in Hong Kong because the photos depicted Chen and various starlets in sex acts. Sze allegedly got access to the...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Charles McLaurin was sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for ID theft, a month after he slipped away during a break at his initial sentencing hearing. More. In the UK, the case against PC Anna Wong of the Lothian and Borders Force has been continued again without plea at...

TN: Former child support worker nabbed for selling stolen personal info

TheCityPaper reports that Steven K. Gilmore, a former child support worker, was arrested after attempting to sell the personal information — including names, Social Security numbers and bank account numbers — of 1,600 people. Gilmore had been employed by Policy Studies, Inc., a private company that contracts with the Tennessee Department of Human Services...