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                    Cybercriminal activity across the globe, plus a roundup of security-related news




                                    IOWA – State Sen. Robert Dvorsky’s personal                      PHILADELPHIA – A laptop
                                    Yahoo email account recently was hacked. Hun-                    containing sensitive data of 21,000
                                    dreds of his contacts received a message from the                patients was stolen in June from an
                                    lawmaker’s account stating he misplaced his wallet               office at Thomas Jefferson Univer-
                                    while on a trip to Scotland and was in need of a loan.           sity Hospital. The laptop was pass-
                                                                                                     word protected, but unencrypted.



             HOUSTON – A former senior database administrator
             at a local electric provider was sentenced to one year
             after hacking into the network to steal data of 150,000
             customers. Steven Kim, 40, was fired from Gexa Electric-
             ity in Jan. 2008 and, three months later, broke into the
             company’s database to download the sensitive files.



                                                                                             WAKULLA COUNTY, FLA. – Two men
                                                                                             were charged with their involvement in an ID
                        MEXICO – A new, sweeping federal data protection                     theft scheme to defraud thousands of victims.
                        law went into effect in July. The law requires consent               Nigel Raymond Humphrey, 19, and Paul Ad-
                        or legal obligation for collecting, processing, using                ams, 46, are accused of using stolen data to
                        and disclosing personally iden
				
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Description: HOUSTON - A former senior database administrator at a local electric provider was sentenced to one year after hacking into the network to steal data of 150,000 customers. Steven Kim, 40, was fi red from Gexa Electricity in Jan. 2008 and, three months later, broke into the company's database to download the sensitive fi les.
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