Neohapsis is currently accepting applications for employment. For more information, please visit our website www.neohapsis.com or email email@example.com
From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Tue Dec 04 2007 - 14:23:27 CST
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: InfoSec News <alertsinfosecnews.org>
By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
4 Dec 2007
A senior database administrator for a consumer reporting agency in Florida
has admitted stealing more than 8.4 million account records and selling
them to a data broke. He netted $580,000 over five years from the scheme.
William Gary Sullivan, a DBA for Fidelity National Information Services,
faces up to 10 years in federal prison and $500,000 in fines, although
prosecutors agreed to recommend a more lenient sentence in exchange for
his guilty pleas. He's also required to surrender all remaining proceeds
and pay restitution to his victims.
Working for a subsidiary called Certegy Check Services, Sullivan used his
access to Fidelity's database on to pilfer records that included
individuals' names, addresses and financial account information, according
to court documents. To cover his tracks, he incorporated a business called
S&S Computer Services, which sold the data to an unindicted
co-conspirator. The unidentified cohort, according to authorities, then
resold the consumer information to direct marketers, including one called
Strategia Marketing, which also went by the name Suntasia.
Dataloss Mailing List (datalossattrition.org)
Tenable Network Security offers data leakage and compliance monitoring
solutions for large and small networks. Scan your network and monitor your
traffic to find the data needing protection before it leaks out!