“Operation Plastic Pipe Line” nabs 45 in massive international ring

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced today that an international forged credit card and identity theft ring based in the New York metropolitan area has been successfully dismantled following the indictment this week of forty-five individuals. The ring – which was comprised of three separate identity theft and forged credit card groups that...

Amway responds: “Our house has not been broken into”

Yesterday, I posted an entry about a recent breach reported by Amway Global that seemed essentially identical to a breach that they reported last year. I questioned whether Quixtar/Amway had correctly identified the source of the earlier breach and perhaps failed to address it. I had called Amway to discuss the breaches, but had...

CDT Issue Brief: Impact of Health Privacy Law Changes in California

From CDT: The California Healthcare Foundation has published a major issue brief by Deven McGraw, director of CDT’s Health Privacy Project, which analyzes the health privacy landscape in California before 2009 and changes made by enactment of recent improvements to both California and federal health privacy laws. As electronic medical records become more widely...

Man: Toyota Gave Customer’s Personal Info

From the still-shaking-my-head dept.: Okay, this isn’t one of those huge breaches that get a lot of media coverage, but really, folks…. A Connecticut man says that he received hundreds of calls from Toyota over a six month period, claiming that he owed them money on car payments. He kept telling them that he...