SSA employee convicted for unauthorized access to govt computer

Roberto Rodriguez, 54, formerly of Fort Lauderdale, FL, was convicted by a jury on July 29, 2009 of seventeen counts of exceeding his authorized access to a government computer. Rodriguez is scheduled to be sentenced on October 9, 2009, before U.S. District Court Judge William J. Zloch.

Rodriguez, while an employee at the Social Security Administration’s Teleservice Center Office in Fort Lauderdale, FL, exceeded his authorized access to a Social Security Administration computer, and obtained personal identification information of 17 individuals, including their names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and summary earnings information.

It is not clear from the press release what Rodriguez’s motivation was in obtaining the individuals’ data and what, if anything, he did with it.

Source: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida

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