UK: Patients’ data lost near hospital

More than 1,000 patients of the Royal Bolton Hospital have been contacted after their personal details were lost near the hospital grounds. The hospital said the documents fell from a waste container which was taking them to be destroyed on 30 January. The documents contained the names, addresses and dates of birth of patients...

VA: Valley Credit, Debit Card Numbers Stolen

Well, here we go again. Is this a new breach or part of one we already know about? Only time and investigation will tell. Pete DeLea reports: At least 30 debit and credit card numbers belonging to customers shopping or using services in the McGaheysville area have been stolen and fraudulently used in the...

UK: ‘Security breach’ at jobseeker centre

Hannah Crown reports: A centre for the unemployed has been accused of mismanagement, a chronic shortage of facilities and personal security breaches. Between 15 and 30 unemployed people use the ATS centre, at 377 North Circular Road, Palmers Green, which provides programmes of training and work experience placements for people on Jobseeker’s Allowance for...

SoCal mailman accused of stealing ID papers, gifts

A mail carrier in San Diego County is accused of stealing dozens of gift cards, debit cards and Social Security documents sent through the mail. The Sheriff’s Department said Monday that Allen Pitman is suspected of stealing the mail over the last four years while working for the U.S. Postal Service in Santee. Read...

Ca: City of Regina apologizes for accidentally releasing private information

The City of Regina says it is retraining staff after an employee accidentally released the private information of 1,000 citizens and city workers. Officials admit someone from the financial services department released data late last year that included partial names, social insurance numbers, licence plate numbers, and property tax and utility account numbers. The...