Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: In Ohio, Glenn E. Spencer Jr., a restaurant worker at N Two Deep Fish & Chicken was arrested and charged with using stolen credit card numbers to steal nearly $5,000. It wasn’t clear whether he stole the numbers from customers or co-workers. More. Thea Ann Coogan of California was sentenced...

Aetna server compromised; 65,000 notified

Tom Murphy of Associated Press reports that Aetna, Inc. learned that a web site maintained by a vendor had been compromised earlier this month. Files on the web site included about 450,000 email addresses for job applicants, but even more ominously, names, addresses, employment histories, and Social Security numbers of about 65,000 current and...

NL: Regional medical dossiers breach privacy rules

From Radio Netherlands: The Data Protection Authority (CBP) says details of people’s medical history are being stored in regional electronic dossiers without their knowledge. The CBP statement is based on investigations into two electronic regional dossiers. It is likely that people who have refused to allow their details to be recorded in the national...

Eighteen charged in NY bank fraud, ID theft scheme

Reuters reports that 18 people have been indicted in New York City for operating a bank fraud and identity theft scheme that resulted in the cashing of more than 1,000 counterfeit checks at several large banks. The defendants are accused of obtaining bank customers’ personal data with the help of insiders who they recruited...