Apr 242014
 

Hayley Tsukayama reports: The tax day deadline passed more than a week ago, but for some Washington physicians, the headache may have just begun. A handful of physicians who practice in the District have reported being hit by an ID theft tax scam in recent weeks after being alerted to the scam by the Medical [...]

Apr 242014
 

Ouch. Howard Solomon reports: Mistakes can happen in any organization, but when the office of the federal privacy commissioner loses an unencrypted hard drive with personal information it must sting. But that’s what happened on Feb 14 during the agency’s move to Gatineau, Que. from its home across the river in Ottawa. The Toronto Star revealed the [...]

Apr 242014
 

As it has done with other school districts, the NYS Comptroller’s Office has released its audit of Information Technology for the Port Jefferson Union Free School District. The audit covered the period July 1, 2012 — August 31, 2013. Here’s a snippet from their report findings: The Board and District officials need to improve controls [...]

Apr 232014
 

Dozens of old city records containing private information about local military veterans were strewn about a Quincy Center neighborhood Tuesday, blowing around in the wind and available for anyone to pick up and view. The records, some of which contained personal information for Quincy military veterans, such as Social Security numbers, bank account data, healthcare [...]