This Stanford graduate might have been better off at a school of higher yearning.
Erin Umberg, a 29-year-old who has graduate degrees in molecular physiology and psychology from Tufts and Stanford universities, respectively, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple felony counts for allegedly revenge-stalking her ex-boyfriend after hacking into his computer five years ago. Read More
WHAT: New York City authorities indicted 111 suspects in a $13 million identity theft ring described as the biggest in U.S. history. The gang had ties as far away as Africa and spent their loot on nationwide shopping sprees, five-star hotels and private jets. Read More
An anonymous tipster led Bayview officers last week to a “huge credit fraud and identity theft ring,” San Francisco police said.A phone call from the source reported “something fishy was going on” at a residence near Cameron and Nichols ways, and officers went to check it out at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, cops said. Read More
WHAT: Approximately 200,000 Citibank credit card customer names, account numbers and email addresses were stolen by hackers who broke into Citi’s online account site.
HOW BAD: The hackers couldn’t get into customer Social Security numbers, birth dates or card expiration dates and security codes — more information needed for identity theft. Read More
Hundreds of surplus New Jersey state computers almost went out for auction with their hard disks still full of the most confidential ID information. Data included taxpayers’ Social Security numbers, reports on child abuse suspects, a judge’s tax returns and a list of state employees’ computer passwords. A late-stage audit of computers in the New Jersey surplus-property warehouse found sensitive information in storage on more than three-fourths of the hard disks. Read More
Three days before leaving for a Hawaiian getaway, Abby Beeler realized the worst possible scenario had come true: Someone had hacked into her bank account and stolen money.
The 24-year-old San Francisco resident was at a loss. She said she didn’t know what to do.
“I was really dumbfounded by it,” she said. “I thought I did everything right.” Read More