Unauthorized Access

Prosecution drops five felony charges against Justin Shafer, accepts plea to one misdemeanor charge

In May 2016, the Dallas FBI raided dental integrator and independent researcher Justin Shafer because of allegations that he had accessed an FTP server without authorization. Shafer was subsequently raided twice more, and in March 2017, he was arrested  and charged with stalking a federal employee – not hacking or any criminal conduct related...

Lawsuit against Rensselaer County partially revived on medical privacy issue

There’s an update to an insider-wrongdoing lawsuit that I first noted back in September, 2013, after some employees at Rensselaer County Jail filed suit against their employer for snooping in their medical records. As I’ve reported in the past, the breaches occurred against a backdrop where the county jail uses Samaritan Hospital to provide...