By TOM FOWLER
June 5, 2009
A former Gexa Energy employee has been indicted and faces charges of
identity theft related to a breach of the electric retail company's
customer database and possession of child pornography.
Steven Jinwoo Kim, 39, was arrested Thursday and released on $75,000
unsecured bond Friday after making an appearance before Magistrate Judge
Calvin Botley. He is set for arraignment next week.
According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office, in April and
May 2008 Kim illegally accessed a Gexa database that had customer and
billing information and "issued codes and commands to damage" the
database, leading to more than $70,000 in losses for the company.
He also allegedly transferred a database table with information on
"thousands of Gexa Energy customers." Despite the breach investigators
say they have not found any "exploitation of the GEXA customer's
Kim is also accused of having child pornography on his personal
computer's hard drive.
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