Former DHS official charged with stealing govt employees’ PII

A former Department of Homeland Security acting inspector general pleaded guilty today to stealing confidential and proprietary software and sensitive databases from the US government containing employees’ personal identifying information (PII).

61-year-old Charles Kumar Edwards coordinated the scheme while working for DHS-OIG (Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General) as an employee and acting IG between February 2008 and December 2013.

Before working at DHS-OIG, Edwards also worked at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Postal Service – Office of Inspector General (USPS-OIG), according to the indictment.

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Source: Bleeping Computer