[ISN] California state worker probed in ID security breach

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 04:36:15 -0500 (CDT)

By Andrew McIntosh 
July 10, 2008

A state worker recently married to a member of the Mexican Mafia who is 
in Corcoran State Prison for a gang murder is herself under 
investigation for downloading more than 5,000 names, addresses and 
Social Security numbers belonging to Department of Consumer Affairs 
staff, The Bee has learned.

The Department of Consumer Affairs disclosed that it suffered a data 
security breach last month, but at the time released few details about 
the incident.

Officials sent a letter to employees, warning them to watch their credit 
for signs of identity theft, offering them free credit reports and 
$25,000 worth of fraud insurance.

Court documents obtained by The Bee show the department's own 
investigators have raided the Sacramento home of Rachael Rivas 
Dumbrique, a 32-year-old former Consumer Affairs personnel specialist, 
as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

Investigators are looking at why Dumbrique copied a confidential data 
roster with employee names, addresses and Social Security numbers and 
then shipped it to a private e-mail account on her last day of work at 
Consumer Affairs in June. They also want to know if her gang-linked 
husband had any involvement, the court documents show.


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