Thursday, May 30, 2013

NYPD Officer Arrested: Unauthorized PII Access

NYPD Detective Edwin Vargas was arrested for accessing, without authorization, the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database, a federal database, to obtain information about at least two NYPD officers.
"Detective Vargas ... illegally obtained information about two officers from a federal database to which he had access based on his status as an NYPD detective." - Manhattan U.S. Attorney, Preet Bharara
Regarding Vargas' inappropriate access to fellow officer information, FBI Assistant Director in Charge George Venizelos said, "the defendant didn’t need to pay anyone to gain access to the NCIC database. But access is not authorization, and he had no authorization.”

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(a) NYPD Detective Charged with Hacking - Office of Inadequate Security, 05/21/2013

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