Texas City Secretary Indicted for Insider Breach

The Victoria Advocate reports that Lisa Moravitz, 39, a former city secretary for the City of Cuero, Texas, has been indicted for allegedly accessing police department e-mails and forwarding them to “people who shouldn’t have [them],” according to DeWitt County District Attorney Michael Sheppard (h/t DataBreaches.net).

The e-mails in question were from Cuero Police Captain Steven Ellis to Cuero Police Chief Jay Lewis, and from Lewis to City Manager Raymie Zella and Mayor Sara Meyer.

The city first launched an internal investigation of Moravitz in May 2012, though it’s not clear how the alleged breach was initially discovered. “It was brought to our attention that some information had been divulged to outside sources who should not have the information,” Lewis told the Advocate.

Although the Advocate reports that the person to whom Moravitz allegedly forwarded the e-mails is identified in the indictment, the recipient isn’t named in the article.

Moravitz, who was city secretary from 2000 until she was fired in May 2012, was indicted on two charges of unlawfully intercepting and using electronic communications.

Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman has been a technology journalist for more than 20 years and an eSecurity Planet contributor since 2009.

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