Unauthorized Access

GA: Clayton deputies’ personal information, files compromised

Megan Matteucci reports: Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough is investigating a security breach after some deputies’ personal information was taken from internal files. The records include Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, dates of birth, phone numbers, employee identification numbers and an inmate’s medical information. Some internal investigation files have also turned up missing....

CRMC employee fired for unauthorized access to patient files

An employee of Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris was fired because she looked at 431 patient files for which she did not have permission. “She was nosey,” said hospital President Steven Ruwoldt said Thursday. There was no malicious intent, he said of the woman, who worked in the medical records department. The files...

PA: Students Charged With Grade Changing Scheme

Police in eastern Pennsylvania have charged five college students and a high school student in an alleged scheme to illegally access an online system to change high school grades. Pottsville police allege that the students used a teacher’s password to gain access to Classroll.com, an online classroom assessment and instructional management system. Authorities allege...

Woman Sentenced For Unlawful Access To Stored Communications.

This was a January 12th press release that never got picked up in my usual searches… United States Attorney Karen P. Hewitt announced that today Tina Kafka pled guilty and was sentenced in federal court in San Diego by United States District Judge M. James Lorenz to serve two years of probation, and a...

Third US gov’t worker pleads to passport snooping

Grant Gross reports: A third U.S. State Department employee has pleaded guilty to illegally accessing dozens of confidential passport application files, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Gerald Lueders, 65, of Woodbridge, Virginia, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to a one-count criminal information charging him with unauthorized...