Justice Department Sues Nation’s Largest Mortgage Insurance Provider for Discrimination Against Women on Paid Maternity LeavePosted on July 5th, 2011 No comments
The Justice Department announced today that it has sued the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), the nation’s largest mortgage insurance company, and two of its underwriters, Elgina Cunningham and Kelly Kane, for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against women on paid maternity leave.
Posted on October 20th, 2009 No comments
ChoicePoint Inc., one of the nation’s consumer data brokers, agreed to pay $275,000 to federal regulators as a result of a data breach last year that exposed Social Security numbers and other personal information on 13,750 people. In 2006, ChoicePoint – now a subsidiary of Reed Elsevier Inc – paid $15 million to settle charges that it violated…
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ChoicePoint Breach Exposed 13,750 Consumer Records
Back in June 2005, right around the time that several major retailers (including TJX, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Boston Market and DSW) were being attacked by Albert Gonzalez’s cyber thief gang, Wal-Mart was quietly experiencing its own data breach. In Wal-Mart’s case, though, the breach began in June 2005 and wasn’t discovered by Wal-Mart until some 17 months later.These new details of Wal-Mart’s data breach—which saw POS source code grabbed and zapped to parties unknown in Eastern Europe—are shedding more light on the early days of these retail assaults and how various chains learned of them and then dealt with them.
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Maine’s High Court to Consider Data Breach Decision
The Blue Cross Blue and Blue Shield Association is warning about 800,000 doctors (nearly every practicing physician in the country) that a laptop containing some of their personal information was stolen, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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800,000 Doctors Warned About Stolen Personal Information
Hospital officials announced this week that a storage device was not located where an employee left it and some personal information of patients, including Social Security numbers and names, could have been compromised.
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Hospital patient info is missing
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has begun to warn about 30,000 health care providers their personal information may have been compromised because of a computer theft. In a letter now circulating, Blue Cross said an employee at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, a business partner in Chicago, violated policy by transferring…
Albert Gonzalez, the man that U.S. federal authorities have accused of masterminding the cyber attacks of more than a dozen of the nation’s largest retail chains, plead not guilty Tuesday (Oct.
Posted on August 27th, 2009 No comments
Identity thieves may have drawn more attention that they wanted when they defrauded the nation’s top banker.
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Identity Theft Ring Ensnared Fed Chairman Bernanke
Posted on August 26th, 2009 No comments
If ever there were living proof that identity theft can strike the mighty and powerful as well as hapless consumers, look no further than the nation’s chief banker: Ben Bernanke. The Federal Reserve Board chairman was one of hundreds of victims of an elaborate identity-fraud ring, headed by a convicted scam artist known as “Big Head,” that stole…
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