Metabasis Therapeutics



Location

La Jolla, CA
United States
32° 50' 26.4408" N, 117° 15' 31.6584" W
Date Breach Made Public: 
December 12, 2011
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La Jolla, CA
United States
Records Breached: 

90

A temporary employee of Metabasis Therapeutics was assigned to computer help-desk support in 2008.  The dishonest employee somehow obtained unauthorized access to the names and personal-identification information of Metabasis Therapeutics employees and their relatives.  The information was used to open credit cards; the credit cards were used to purchase travel packages, which were then resold. A total of $250,000 worth of Las Vegas air, hotel, and show-ticket packages were purchased on Travelocity.com. The former temporary employee was given a four year sentence in federal prison after being convicted for credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft.

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