Articles Tagged with "Legal"


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Radisson breach affects N. American guests

August 19, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The Associated Press has an item about Radisson Hotels & Resorts notifying guests of a breach that involved their credit card numbers. And I see that on Radisson’s site, they have posted a letter to guests:

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UMass battles hacker attack

August 19, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Since the University of Massachusetts announced a breach of its computer system earlier this month, there have been a few inquiries but no evidence that hackers actually stole information, according to UMass spokesman Edward F. Blaguszewski.

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Finance company identifies 294 recipients of non-payment legal threat

August 18, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

A finance company has disclosed the email addresses of 294 customers that it says are behind in their repayments to the firm. The company emailed the customers but did not hide the addresses of everyone it contacted.

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7-Eleven statement regarding 2007 credit card fraud

August 18, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

7-Eleven, Inc. has learned that federal authorities in New Jersey have indicted individuals for the theft of credit and debit card numbers in a computer hacking scheme targeting multiple retailers in a number of separate incidents over the last several years.

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Audit of Dept of Energy reveals unaddressed problems

August 18, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The Department of Energy and its contractors store and process massive quantities of sensitive information to accomplish national security, energy, science, and environmental missions. Sensitive unclassified data, such as personally identifiable information (PII), official use only, and unclassified controlled nuclear information require special handling and protection to prevent misuse of the inf...

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Three indicted for hacking Heartland, 7-Eleven, and Hannaford; Over 130 million credit and debit card numbers stolen

August 17, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

An indictment [pdf] was returned today against three individuals who are charged with being responsible for five corporate data breaches, including the single largest reported data breach in U.S. history, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr., along with Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal ...

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Lockheed Martin: hard drive not totally wiped

August 14, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Lockheed Martin recently notified some former or current employees that a hard drive that formerly belonged to them had been found for sale on eBay by academic researchers participating in a global research project. The researchers turned the drive over to the FBI when they found some employee data still readable on the drive.

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Opinion: Heartland CEO Must Accept Responsibility

August 13, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

An opinion statement from Mike Rothman on Heartland CEO Bob Carr's recent blame for their breach earlier this year on the PCI QSA firm that performed their PCI Certification. What do you think?

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Hackers strike UC Berkeley again

August 12, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Hackers have struck again at UC Berkeley computers, this time at the Graduate School of Journalism, nabbing a possible 493 social security numbers.

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Whistleblower lawsuit against Kaiser (updated)

August 10, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

At a time when concerns about the privacy and security of electronic health records are a hot topic and the issue of private vs. public health insurance is making the front pages, a lawsuit filed by a former Kaiser employee alleges that Kaiser knowingly and repeatedly violated HIPAA, exposed millions of members to identity theft, and ripped members off by not keeping track of deductibles and co-pa...

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Data security breach notification law update

August 07, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

This is a brief timeline of the latest in legislative changes surrounding requirements for reporting a security breach.

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Heartland says breach has cost $32 million so far

August 06, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Heartland Payment Systems on Tuesday (Aug. 4) said it spent $32 million this year paying for costs related to the major data breach it disclosed in January, including $22.1 million to cover fines from key payment card brands and a settlement offer. Heartland did not say how the $22.1 million was split between the fines and the settlement offer, but it did provide clues.

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Employees sacked for ID card data breach

August 04, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The database in question holds data on 92 million people in the U.K. About 200,000 people have access to it. If they cannot adequately secure the database from misuse by employees, well……. Nine local authority workers have been sacked after illegally accessing personal details of the public held on the government’s national identity database.

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Personal data mishandled at Commerce Dept.

August 03, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The names and Social Security numbers of at least 27,000 Commerce Department employees were exposed to a risk of identity theft following an inappropriate transfer of the personal information in mid-July, according to a letter sent to department employees last week.

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TNCC computer tech says access now cut off

August 03, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Last week, the Daily Press reported that a former part-time computer help desk technician at Thomas Nelson Community College claimed that he had been laid off almost three weeks earlier, but that he still had computer access to the records and Social Security numbers of every student in the Virginia Communit...

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Last conspirator in $5 million fraud ring sentenced

August 01, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, announced that all seven conspirators have now been sentenced for stealing more than $5 million through a fraud scheme involving identity theft and credit card, bank and mortgage fraud.

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