Countrywide employee in massive data heist case

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

Pasadena (CA) – A financial analyst for Countrywide Home Financial has been arrested for illegally transferring and selling hundreds of thousands of customer records.  Rene Rebollo of Pasadena downloaded 20,000 names and Social Security numbers every week for more than two years.  He would then sell each batch for $500 and prosecutors say he made approximately $70000 in total.

Rebollo transferred the names through a computer with a working USB slot.  Other computers in the office had their USB slots disabled.  He now faces up to five years in prison.

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