Wow.

Seen on the home page of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama:

The linked notice states:

The United States Attorney’s Office is currently prosecuting cases which allege, among other things, theft of personal identifying information and the use of that personal identifying information to prepare fraudulent tax returns. These alleged thefts of that information occurred between January 1, 2009 and March 25, 2011.

and there are three court actions listed.

Well, we knew about some of these cases, but not all, it seems. The ones we knew about were the patient info breaches, but the Alabama Dept. of Human Resources, Vinson Guard Services, and Jefferson Davis High School breaches are news to me.

Looking through the court documents on their site, this sounds like there were a number of conspirators and a lot of people who had their information stolen.  It’s not even clear to me whether the Troy Hospital incident referenced above has to do with the case of Angeline Austin, posted previously on this blog, or if there were others involved in that incident, too.  Or was there more than one data theft from Troy? It’s confusing, and I’ve written to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to ask for additional clarification.

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