Breach Incidents

Laptop stolen contained information of 1,000 Santa Cruz patients

Sandra Gonzales reports: A laptop computer recently stolen at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Santa Cruz office contained personal and medical information of 1,000 Santa Cruz County patients. As a result, officials at the Medical Foundation’s sent out notices March 23 alerting the patients of the theft that happened about a month ago, said...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Karl Douglas Walton was charged with embezzling and ID theft of Agua Caliente Casino/Resort patrons. Watson was an employee at the time. More. Charles H. Belim pleaded guilty to bank fraud and ID theft. He directed his wife and others to steal cards and ID that victimized more than 50...

Accused Indy IRS worker remains on job

Liza Danver reports: An IRS worker is facing serious federal charges for stealing money from the government for six straight months. The U.S. attorney said between May and November of 2007, Indianapolis IRS worker Angela Bennett illegally used a special IRS database to obtain people’s personal information, like social security numbers, to file six...

NZ: Massey University Experiences Serious Breach Of Security

The Massey University intranet system utilised by students from all across New Zealand, MyMassey, is under scrutiny after a severe breach of security left thousands of students able to access other people’s highly sensitive information. Rawa Karetai, President of the Albany Students’ Association, was one of the first students to notice this critical error:...