Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
The Arizona Republic reports that Bob Rampy, a former IT director for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, was recently indicted on charges of computer tampering and illegally accessing a criminal justice database (h/t DataBreaches.net).
According to CBS 5, Rampy resigned from the sheriff's office in 2012 and applied to be director of the countywide Integrated Criminal Justice Information System. When he wasn't selected for the job, he allegedly hacked into the sheriff's office and tampered with the information system repeatedly between September 2012 and January 2013.
The Sheriff's Office Internal Affair Criminal Investigations Dvision connected the breaches to a laptop, and later determined that Rampy appeared to have been involved. A federal search warrant was served at Rampy's home in April 2013, during which at least one Toughbook laptop of the type assigned to sheriff's deputies was seized.