What Happened? On August 27, 2018, personal information of 73 residents of Washington was acquired by unauthorized persons from computer systems maintained by attorney Matt Rovner in Seattle, Washington. The information was acquired when administrative access to the systems was provided to persons fraudulently pretending to be a computer support services firm.
What Information Was Involved? The personal information was principally from records of Social Security disability matters and included names and Social Security numbers and medical records of 6 individuals in records dating from October 2009 through June 2010, January 2013, and March 2017. In most cases no contact information is available for the individuals.
What We Are Doing. Access to the systems was shut off within 40 minutes when the fraud was discovered and the systems were reviewed to determine the scope of the access and ensure no unauthorized software or access channels remained. Reports were filed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The systems have since been shut down.
Uniformed Department of Homeland Security officers seen patrolling BART trains and stations this week are members of a Transportation Security Administration team, according to BART and Department of Homeland Security officials.
Photos posted to social media, including a tweet by Janice Li, a San Francisco resident running for the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors, show a line of at least eight armed, uniformed DHS officials walking in the aisle among seated passengers on a train bound for the Civic Center BART station in San Francisco.