Breach Types

TN: Hacker sentenced for tampering with medical records

A 39-year-old Dyersburg man who hacked into a private computer and tampered with another person’s health records will spend 28 months in prison. A federal jury convicted Bradley Reeves Forsythe, 53 Ducky Lane, on Sept. 5 of intentionally accessing a computer without authorization to cause damage. Forsythe was sentenced Jan. 9 in U.S. District...

MD: Man, 53, gets 11 years in identity theft scheme

Tricia Bishop reports: A 53-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison Friday for his role in an identity theft and mail fraud scheme that affected more than 250 victims and lasted nearly 30 years, the Maryland U.S. attorney’s office said. According to the plea agreement, Loquann Johnson and his co-conspirators...

UK: Private Info Missing On Lost Disk

A good argument can be made not to count this as a breach, but the loss reminds us of the need to encrypt… A computer disk containing the details of 2,000 members of the British Council has been lost, it has been revealed. The details reportedly include names, national insurance numbers, salary and bank...

UK: Patient records on stolen laptop

An NHS trust serving people across south Wales has been criticised after a laptop with details of about 5,000 patients were stolen. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust was found to have breached data protection laws. The computer, which had patient medical records on it which were not encrypted, was stolen from an unlocked...

Men Plead Guilty In Metro Election Commission Laptop Theft

Robert Osbourne, Randall Cheek and Brent Rucker pled guilty today to the Christmas Eve 2007 theft of a laptop computer from Metro Election Commission. The laptop contained personal information on every registered voter in Davidson County. Osbourne was sentenced to three years in prison, while the other two men were sentenced to two years’...