Posted on October 8th, 2009 1 comment
NEW YORK, NY — …in what appears to have been an accidental data breach, the city provided, as part of one data set, private information from representatives of women’s groups. A data file containing information on 1,100 such groups that had registered with the city’s Commission on Women’s Issues included fields for each participant’s “secret question” and…
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City Admits Lapse in Data Release
“Given the interest expressed by merchants and processors, guidance from the card brands is a critical determinant in figuring out how to move ahead with encrypting data in transit, especially absent a global standard,” said Avivah Litan, an analyst at Gartner, in a statement. “Companies should also be aware that if data is decrypted anywhere in their system, they are still at risk for a data breach.”
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Visa Releases Encryption Guidelines for Merchants
The PCI Security Standards Council addressed emerging technologies at a meeting last month in Las Vegas and determined that encryption and tokenization were the top two emerging technologies deserving of attention.
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Visa Probes Tokens, Encryption for PCI Card Data Protection
For years, Richard Pierre found job candidates on popular work-search websites with postings for positions like a $70,000-a-year gig to be a programmer analyst in Toronto.
Hundreds of job applications and copies of other personal information were found in a Dumpster behind a Palm Springs plaza Wednesday. The documents, including copies of Social Security cards and driver’s licenses, belonged to staffing agency CLP, which is now holding its own internal investigation, said Capt.
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Mountain of job applications found in Palm Springs Dumpster
Posted on September 18th, 2009 No comments
Whatever tools an identity thief is using, whether Dumpster diving for individual credit card numbers, or stealing identities by the millions — “the damage that you can do to someone is exactly the same,” said Wayne Ivey, a Florida law enforcement officer who has specialized in identity theft investigations for more than 15 years. But this rapidly evolving crime is becoming more difficult to stop, Ivey said: Only one in 700 identity thieves is ever arrested.
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ID theft getting harder to stop