Miscellaneous

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Desire Gordon was indicted on 67 counts of suspicion of stealing at least 34 identities that she allegedly accessed at her job at an unnamed Waltham-based company. Many of the ID theft victims are doctors. Gordon had access to a large database of health care professionals that contained their personal...

JFY Networks reports security breach

A Boston-based non-profit organization that provides job training, JFYNetWorks, has notified (pdf) the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office last week of a recent incident: We recently learned of the possible unauthorized access as part of what appears to have been part of a larger attack on our organization, which occurred on June 3, 2009....

IE: Bord Gáis customer details on stolen laptops

A laptop computer containing bank account details of 75,000 Bord Gáis customers has been stolen in Dublin. It is understood the confidential information was held on one of four laptops stolen from the offices of Bord Gáis nearly two weeks ago. The computer was not encrypted. The incident occurred early on Friday 5...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Federal prosecutors in Virginia have leveled conspiracy and bank-fraud charges against the alleged leader and nine members of a national organization of high-tech pickpockets called “Cannon to the Wiz” that’s been the scourge of police around the country since at least early 2007. Personal info on over 120 victims was...

Amicus Legal Ltd found in breach of the Data Protection Act

From the ICO press release: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found Amicus Legal Ltd in breach of the Data Protection Act after reporting a laptop computer containing personal information relating to 100,000 customers was stolen. The laptop, privately owned by a contracted consultant, was not encrypted. According to the Undertaking: The laptop computer,...