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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...

Romanian phisher gets 50 month prison term

Dan Goodin of The Register reports: A Romanian man has been sentenced to serve more than four years in US prison for taking part in a sophisticated phishing scam that cost financial institutions at least $150,000. Ovidiu-Ionut Nicola-Roman, 23, of Craiova, Romania, received 50 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Laura Bustamante, who worked for the Utah Department of Workforce Services, was sentenced to  three years in prison  for her role in an ID theft ring. Previous coverage here. Tiina Eldridge and Jean Paul Rudahunga were arrested after they were found in possession of fraudulent credit cards and credit card...

Penn State: Employees alerted to possible security breach

From the CentreDaily.com: The Social Security numbers of employees working at Penn State Office of Physical Plant in 2000 may have been stolen. On Feb. 20, a virus infiltrated an administrative computer that contained more than 1,000 social security numbers of OPP employees, said OPP spokesman Paul Ruskin.

Did The BBC break the law in its botnet report?

So…. did The BBC break the law when it bought and implemented a 22,000-strong botnet as part of its Click news reporting? Nick Farrell of IT Examiner reports that Sophos’ Graeme Cluely suggests that they did because the UK Computer Misuse Act makes it an offense in the United Kingdom to access another person’s...