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Man Accused of Selling Personal Information of 65,000 UPMC Employees Arrested in Michigan

June 22, 2020

Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the individual who allegedly breached the human resource database of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in 2014 was arrested in Michigan.

In a press release, the DOJ accuses Justin Sean Johnson of stealing personal identifiable information of more than 65,000 UPMC employees, and selling the treasure trove of information on dark web forums “for us by conspirators, who promptly filed hundreds of false form 1040 tax returns in 2014 using UPMC employee PII.”

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