Readers may recall that US Investigations Services, LLC, the contractor who conducted personnel background checks for the Department of Homeland Security, detected a hack in June. The breach affected 27,000 DHS employees. For some reason, USIS is now first sending a copy of a notification letter to the California Attorney General’s web site and to the New [...]
Sarah Stultz reports: Freeborn County administration is investigating a suspected data breach within law enforcement, according to Administrator John Kluever. He said he and other information technology staff are looking into the possibility that someone was unnecessarily viewing open investigation files and disseminating parts of those files in the public. He declined to comment on [...]
WSB-TV reports that an alert customer in Roswell caught a McDonald’s worker skimming her card. Nice point about watching and staying alert when you hand someone your card.
Hamish McNeilly provides yet another example of how “small” breaches can cause great harm or distress for individuals: A Dunedin man says he is living in fear after a Family Court privacy breach resulted in his address being sent to his brother, who had allegedly threatened to kill him. The Family Court has apologised for [...]
Following up on a news story posted yesterday: Over on Wired, Kim Zetter has additional details on the trial and conviction of Pirate Bay co-founder Gottrid Svartholm Warg.
An update to this breach post. PA HomePage reports: The district has confirmed that student names, school district ID numbers, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, and social security numbers from the school’s food service account were accessed through the school’s network. Read more on PA HomePage. In partial response, the district has stopped including [...]