Former Trillium Health employee pleads guilty to hacking coworkers

Former Trillium Health employee pleads guilty to hacking coworkers Photo: MGN.

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Created: April 05, 2021 02:43 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The former Trillium Health employee accused of hacking into computer files of multiple co-workers pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and related activity in connection with computers.

Ameer Elashmawy, 28, was an IT coordinator at Trillium when a supervisor found files on his computer with compromising photos of co-workers, as well as the user names and passwords for their social media accounts. 

Prosecutors say 14 victims from Trillium had their personal accounts compromised between April 2019 and January 2020.

Elashmawy obtained personally identifiable information, including copies of driver licenses and social security cards as well as personal photographs, then copied the information.

Prosecutors say Trillium Health has spent more than $100,000 to safeguard and protect its impacted employees.

Elashmawy is scheduled to be sentenced on July 12. He faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


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