Monday, December 05, 2005

US Federal employee busted for misuse of LexisNexis databases

According to Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security, a US federal employee has been busted for misuse of one of the massive databases of personal information made available to law enforcement and other privileged users. Candice Smith of Missouri pleaded guilty after being snared using the databases to find out if anyone was investigating her second job, working as a prostitute. She also admitted to looking up her ex-husband. Thanks to EPIC West for the link. EPIC West also has a link to an interesting tidbit from 2002: Top 10 List of Police Database Abuses.

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