VA: Former nurse charged with stealing patients’ personal information (updated)

 Posted by at 9:43 pm  Health Data, ID Theft, U.S.  Comments Off on VA: Former nurse charged with stealing patients’ personal information (updated)
Jun 222016
 

BSomers reports that Capri Williams, formerly employed as a nurse at Commonwealth Primary Care, is facing federal charges of bank fraud and identity theft. She is scheduled for her first court appearance on Friday. The US Attorney’s Office said she used personal information from […]

Equifax service remains mum about client reports of tax refund fraud

 Posted by at 8:28 am  Breach Incidents, Commentaries and Analyses, Education Sector, ID Theft, Subcontractor, U.S.  Comments Off on Equifax service remains mum about client reports of tax refund fraud
Jun 202016
 

Back in April, DataBreaches.net noted that Stanford University was notifying its employees about tax refund fraud.  The fraud appeared to result from perpetrators downloading employees’ W-2 information from the university’s vendor, W-2 Express, and then using the info to file fraudulent returns. […]

International identity-theft ring victimized hundreds, including Hollywood actress, authorities say

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Jun 172016
 

Rachel Weiner reports: Federal agents said they have uncovered a massive international identity-theft scheme that victimized at least hundreds and maybe thousands of people, including an actress who appeared in the television shows “Smallville” and “Supergirl.” On Thursday, federal authorities […]

Update on Chicago employees’ retirement account breach

 Posted by at 9:36 am  Government Sector, ID Theft, Subcontractor, U.S.  Comments Off on Update on Chicago employees’ retirement account breach
Jun 162016
 

You may have missed it in the crush of other news this week, but I had noted that Nationwide Retirement Solutions is investigating how the retirement accounts of 91 Chicago municipal employees were breached earlier this month. Today, Karin Price Mueller of NJ.com […]