Government Employee Uses DHS Database to Track Ex-Girlfriend
When you build a surveillance system, you invite trusted insiders to abuse that system:
According to the indictment, Robinson, began a relationship with an unidentified woman in 2002 that ended acrimoniously seven months later. After the breakup, federal authorities allege Robinson accessed a government database known as the TECS (Treasury Enforcement Communications System) at least 163 times to track the travel patterns of the woman and her family.
What I want to know is how he got caught. It can be very hard to catch insiders like this; good audit systems are essential, but often overlooked in the design process.
Posted on October 3, 2007 at 3:02 PM • 14 Comments