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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...

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...