GA: Clayton deputies’ personal information, files compromised

Megan Matteucci reports: Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough is investigating a security breach after some deputies’ personal information was taken from internal files. The records include Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, dates of birth, phone numbers, employee identification numbers and an inmate’s medical information. Some internal investigation files have also turned up missing....

Massachusetts extends deadline on data security rules again

Jaikumar Vijayan  reports: For the second time in three months, Massachusetts officials have pushed back the deadline for companies to comply with a controversial set of data security regulations that the state announced last September. In addition to the deadline extension, which was announced late Thursday , the state’s Office of Consumer Affairs and...

First arrests made in Heartland data breach case

Chuck Miller reports: Three men have been arrested in Tallahasee, Fla., in connection with the Heartland Payment Systems data breach, authorities said. The men, Tony Acreus, Jeremy Frazier and Timothy Johns, each were charged with multiple counts of credit card fraud, police said. The arrests were part of a larger investigation into the breach,...

More p2p fiascos

Rian from RedTeam Protection, a division of Tony Josephs and Sons Investigations Inc., just sent me another batch of p2p cockups that exposed personal — and in some cases — sensitive medical — information. In each case, RedTeam advised the entity and/or helped ensure removal of the filesharing application. Some of these breaches are...