Unauthorized Access

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...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Charles McLaurin was sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for ID theft, a month after he slipped away during a break at his initial sentencing hearing. More. In the UK, the case against PC Anna Wong of the Lothian and Borders Force has been continued again without plea at...

Accused Indy IRS worker remains on job

Liza Danver reports: An IRS worker is facing serious federal charges for stealing money from the government for six straight months. The U.S. attorney said between May and November of 2007, Indianapolis IRS worker Angela Bennett illegally used a special IRS database to obtain people’s personal information, like social security numbers, to file six...

CA: Octuplets hospital workers fired

Fifteen hospital workers have been fired for improperly accessing the medical records of octuplets mother Nadya Suleman, officials have said. Eight other staff at the hospital near Los Angeles were disciplined for looking at the records without permission, the hospital said. Read more on BBC See also L.A. Times

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Regina Tolliver, formerly employed by the Citizens Bank branch in King of Prussia, was convicted on all counts alleging that she stole the information of seven customers. She had been indicted (pdf) in January 2008. More. Richard J. Berger faces five years in prison for accessing sensitive customer information for...