Posted on December 27th, 2010 No comments
The University of Wisconsin sent out letters to roughly 60,000 students and staff, warning that hackers had managed to breach a campus ID database containing names, social security numbers and other sensitive information, reports the eSecurity Planet.
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UW data breach, 60k compromised
Posted on November 3rd, 2010 No comments
The Indiana attorney general’s office is suing health insurance giant WellPoint Inc.
Ind. AG sues WellPoint for $300K over data breach
Posted on October 14th, 2009 No comments
Wal-Mart was the victim of a serious security breach in 2005 and 2006 in which hackers targeted the development team in charge of the chain’s point-of-sale system and siphoned source code and other sensitive data to a computer in Eastern Europe, Wired.com has learned.
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Big-Box Breach: The Inside Story of Wal-Mart’s Hacker Attack
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Protection is ALWAYS better than cure
The women were participating in a mammography study conducted by the UNC School of Medicine. The breach could date as far back as 2007, and has exposed Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other sensitive information on the study participants, according to a report in the Charlotte, NC-based The News & Observer.
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University data breach exposes 163,000 women to identity theft
Posted on July 3rd, 2009 No comments
Every year, businesses go under and disappear, leaving behind boxes of transaction records, Social Security numbers and other sensitive information that could lead to identity theft and other forms of fraud. Landlords and owners of storage companies, who tend to get stuck holding these records, have no legal way to dispose of them…
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Abandoned business records can’t be destroyed