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FEMA IT Specialist Charged in ID Theft, Tax Refund Fraud Conspiracy
2020-06-18 22:07

On June 16, authorities in Michigan arrested 29-year-old Justin Sean Johnson in connection with a 43-count indictment on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. The stolen data also included federal form W-2 data that contained income tax and withholding information, records that prosecutors say Johnson sold on dark web marketplaces to identity thieves engaged in tax refund fraud and other financial crimes.

FEMA exposes sensitive data of 2.5 million disaster survivors
2019-03-26 12:04

The agency said it exposed 2.3m people's details in a “major privacy incident” involving a contractor that set up temporary housing.

FEMA Exposes PII for Millions of Hurricane, Wildfire Survivors
2019-03-25 14:00

The contractor with whom it shared the data has a vulnerable, unpatched network.

FEMA Exposed 2.3 Million Disaster Victims' Private Data
2019-03-25 10:03

Fraud and Identity Theft Risk Follows Bank Account and Postal Address ExposureVictims of hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters now face a second hit: The U.S. Federal Emergency Management...

Watchdog: FEMA Wrongly Released Personal Data of Victims
2019-03-24 14:37

The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the...

Uncle Sam's disaster agency FEMA creates disaster of its own: 2.3 million survivors' personal records spilled
2019-03-23 01:12

Org does to privacy what hurricanes did to your house Disaster relief org FEMA has admitted, conveniently on a Friday night, to accidentally leaking banking details and other personal information...

Anonymous Hacked FEMA, Leaked Hundreds of Email Addresses
2013-07-18 07:44 By Derek Mead July 17, 2013

Former FEMA director Michael Brown talks disaster recovery -- including his own
2008-02-20 06:37 Financial Week Weekender February 15, 2008 These days, former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael...