And yet 2 more breaches

Maryland has updated its web site to provide breach notifications that it has received since its last update.  The newly posted notifications are for the period ending December 31, 2009, so there will likely be more to come for 2010. Some of the breaches described in the notifications were reported in the media at the time,  but here are two more breach reports, one from the government sector, and one miscellaneous:

  • Anne Arundel County Fire Department reported that one of five laptops stolen from the Anne Arundel County Office of Personnel contained unencrypted  personal information on 5700 firefighters or those applying for positions as firefighters.  The types of data that may have been involved for employees or applicants included names, addresses, Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, and race.    A suspect was apprehended, but as of the date of notification, the laptops had not been recovered.
  • The National Audubon Society reported that a burglary at one of their office in Arizona,  the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, resulted in the theft of a desktop computer containing 688 individuals’ personal information.  In some cases, the information included credit card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification codes.  The names and SSN of some employees and independent contractors, as well as other personal information  were also on the computer.  Although the burglary occurred on October 25, those affected were not sent written notification until December 15.

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