700,000 people could be affected by security breach

A collection agency announced a security breach Friday that potentially compromises the personal information of 700,000 people.

The Central Collection Bureau said the breach happened on March 21, 2008. The company said thieves broke into its offices and stole eight computers, as well as one of its servers. The server, which was password protected and protected by three locked doors, contained the personal information. The eight computers did not contain personal information.

The company said the personal information potentially exposed includes names, contact information, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, dates of service, and medical procedure codes. The people whose data may have been exposed were referred to CCB for debt collection purposes by around 100 Indiana businesses on or before March 20, 2008.

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Read CCB’s press release about the incident on their site.

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