Incident for Colbi Defiore 2019-05-22

First Name Colbi
Other Name Trent
Last Name Defiore
DOB Unknown
Age 27
Gender male
Location US
Information According to court documents, DEFIORE worked as a seasonal employee for Company A, a Virginia-based company in the technology sector that supported the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by operating contact centers to assist with, among other things, Medicare enrollment. One of the centers, at which DEFIORE worked, was located in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Company A took a series of security measures to protects consumers’ PII and supervise its employees, including requiring all employees, including DEFIORE, to undergo training on how to handle consumers’ personal identifying information (PII) appropriately. On numerous occasions in November 2018, DEFIORE accessed and obtained without authorization, the personal identifying information of more than 8,000 individuals by improperly accessing the database. DEFIORE did so for the purpose of his private financial gain and in furtherance of criminal acts, including wire fraud. Specifically, DEFIORE conducted “bulk searches” of the database, which he was prohibited from doing, and was able to view the personal information of customers. DEFIORE then copied the results of his searches onto a virtual clipboard and sent them to himself via email. After work hours, DEFIORE accessed Company A’s network remotely without authorization to retrieve his work email. DEFIORE used the personal information of at least five consumers to apply fraudulently for at least six credit cards, loans, and lines of credit for his personal benefit. In total, DEFIORE’S conduct caused reasonably foreseeable loss to the companies that operated the call center, including costs associated with responding to the offense, conducting a damage assessment, responding to and remediating damage, contacting consumers who were potential victims, and providing theft protection services for consumer-victims, in the amount of $587,000.
Pending Outcome No
Damages Costs 587000
Date Of Crime Unknown
Crime(s) Cyberstalking
Charge(s) intentionally accessing a protected computer in excess of authorization for the purpose of commercial advantage and private financial gain
Authorities FBI
Authorities Statement view
Prosecutors Jordan Ginsberg
Judges Jay A. Zainey
Sentenced Yes
Sentenced Date 2020-12-10
Sentenced Information
Sentenced Jail Yes
Sentenced Months 42
Sentenced Probation Yes
Sentenced Probation Months 36