[ISN] Fired worker charged in ID theft, child porn

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Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 04:02:30 -0500 (CDT)

Houston Chronicle
June 5, 2009

A former Gexa Energy employee has been indicted and faces charges of 
identity theft related to a breach of the electric retail company's 
customer database and possession of child pornography.

Steven Jinwoo Kim, 39, was arrested Thursday and released on $75,000 
unsecured bond Friday after making an appearance before Magistrate Judge 
Calvin Botley. He is set for arraignment next week.

According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office, in April and 
May 2008 Kim illegally accessed a Gexa database that had customer and 
billing information and "issued codes and commands to damage" the 
database, leading to more than $70,000 in losses for the company.

He also allegedly transferred a database table with information on 
"thousands of Gexa Energy customers." Despite the breach investigators 
say they have not found any "exploitation of the GEXA customer's 

Kim is also accused of having child pornography on his personal 
computer's hard drive. 


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