13,000 Social Security numbers, student identification numbers and financial aid information exposed in file placed in a nonsecure folder
Chapman University data loss incident circa 2011-02-22
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Residents in East Meadow, Long Island are being warned of thieves stealing from recycling bins placed outside their homes.
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Thieves Targeting Recycling Bins For Possible ID Theft
It should no longer come as a surprise that the hospitality and food and beverage industries are favorite targets of hackers. Indeed, some commentators have suggested that hackers view these industries as the low-hanging fruit.
Following closely on the heels of its first Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule fine, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has doled out a $1 million fine against Massachusetts General Hospital for a data breach involving 192 patients begin treated for infectious diseases.
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Mass General takes $1 million hit for losing 193 patient records
In Hawaii we have a proposed bill that would require breached entities to provide credit monitoring and call center services to impacted individuals. In my home state, Colorado, a legislator (Dan Pabon) has proposed a novel bill that takes a new approach to incentivizing companies to implement good security.
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A Novel Data Security Law Proposed in Colorado
RSA's annual security conference highlighted an escalation of online hostilities, but it’s still not cyber war, federal officials said.
RSA wrap-up: A view from the cyber trenches
The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received more than 300,000 reports of Internet crime in 2010, according to its annual report.
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Identify Theft, Financial Scams Top Internet Crimes List
Disability, Housing and Community Service data loss incident circa 2011-02-23
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Family names, some given names and a postcode and or a date of birth stolen from laptop at home
It's perhaps the most despicable form of identity theft; parents with bad credit hijacking their kids personal information to get loans or credit cards. State Police tell Eyewitness News these crimes are on the rise, and oftentimes the children are the last to know.
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Kids prime targets for identity theft