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Mon Dec 19, 2016, 12:04 AM

Nigerian man charged in hacking of Los Angeles county emails

Source: Associated Press

Nigerian man charged in hacking of Los Angeles county emails

Associated Press in Los Angeles
Sunday 18 December 2016 21.09 GMT

A Nigerian national has been charged in connection with a hack of Los Angeles County emails that might have exposed personal data from more than 750,000 people who had business with county departments, officials said.

Kelvin Onaghinor, 37, faces nine counts, including unauthorized computer access and identity theft, according to the office of the Los Angeles County chief executive. He has not been arrested and officials are not sure if he is on US soil.

Authorities are searching for more suspects in the hack, which occurred in May when a phishing email deceived 108 county employees into providing usernames and passwords.

Some employees, according to officials, had “confidential client/patient information” in their email accounts through their county responsibilities.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/18/los-angeles-county-email-hack-kelvin-onaghinor

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Source: Los Angeles Daily News

Hack of LA County emails exposes personal data of nearly 800,000 people

By Ryan Carter, Los Angeles Daily News
POSTED: 12/16/16, 3:59 PM PST | UPDATED: 18 HRS AGO

A Nigerian national has been charged, and others are being sought, in connection with a hack of Los Angeles County emails that might have exposed personal data from hundreds of thousands of people who had business with county departments, officials said Friday.

Kelvin Onaghinor, 37, of Nigeria faces nine counts related to the breach, including unauthorized computer access and identity theft, according to the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office.

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A forensic examination found that about 756,000 individuals could have been affected through their contact with several departments.

They include: Assessor, Chief Executive Office, Children and Family Services, Child Support Services, Health Services, Human Resources, Internal Services, Mental Health, Probation, Public Health, Public Library, Public Social Services and Public Works, according to county officials.

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Read more: http://www.dailynews.com/technology/20161216/hack-of-la-county-emails-exposes-personal-data-of-nearly-800000-people

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