Nigerian man charged in hacking of 108 LA county employee emails

The hack resulted from the productive phishing of 108 county employees back in May possibly, who supplied names and passwords to their email accounts. The potential victims’ information was contained in messages sent to these workers. Due to their occupational responsibilities, those communications may have included personally-identifiable data from names and dates of birth to Social Safety numbers and medical records.

As of last Friday when news broke, there was no proof that confidential data had been released from the breach. Onaghinor still faces nine charges, like unauthorized computer access and identity theft. If convicted, he could serve 13 years in federal prison.

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