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UK: Four found guilty of grants fraud

Four Nottingham people have admitted defrauding the government out of almost £42,000 in maternity grants. Lookman Agbolahan, 22, of Highurst Court, who led the scheme, was jailed for two years and three months. His girlfriend Victoria Gladstone, 20, of Nuthall Road, was given a suspended one-year jail term. Agbolahan got details from Department for...

OH: Postmaster Charged With Identity Theft

The United States Post Office is entrusted with getting mail to the intended recipient safely. Now the former post master of Bethel is accused of stealing a former employee’s identity. Jennifer Justice, of New Richmond, was indicted on October 22, 2008 for allegedly using someone else’s information to obtain credit cards and magazine subscriptions....

MW: Zain official in phone privacy breaches revealed

One I missed over the holidays. I think this is the first breach I’ve ever seen out of Malawi…. An official at Zain, Malawi’s second mobile operator has been exposed for invading the privacy of the network’s clients by secretly printing and making available data to Information Minister, Patricia Kaliati. The official, Francis Bisika...

UK: Sacked IT admin sentenced for hacking ex-employer

Dan Goodin reports: A British IT admin was ordered to pay more than £3,000 and given a three-months jail sentence after being accused of hacking into his former employer’s computer system so he could install spyware and delete emails. Julius Oladiran, 46, of South Norwood, admitted making a false statement and gaining unauthorized access...

AZ: Pinal worker among 4 charged in ID theft

A Pinal County Recorder’s Office employee likely compromised the identities of numerous county residents in a check-washing ring that has led to the arrest of four people, according to search warrants executed in the case. The county employee, Albert Robbs, 51, was arrested last month on charges of theft, identity theft and tampering with...