U.S.

TX: Loan documents found in trash

Deborah Wingley of ABC News reports that boxes filled with loan documents containing personal information, including names and Social Security numbers, were found in the trash. The loan applications were taken by Royce Homes. The state is investigating.

LifeWatch notifies patients of exposed data

LifeWatch Corp., a company specializing in ambulatory health monitoring, has notified (pdf) the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office that due to a configuration error, some patient files were available on public areas of their web site for about three weeks last month. Personal information in the exposed files included the patients’ names, dates of...

NC: Insurance agent charged with ID fraud

The News & Observer reports that Melissa Swain Parrish, a contract insurance agent with Miracle Insurance Co., has been arrested and charged with ID theft and obtaining property by false pretenses for allegedly stealing the identities of more than 100 people and collecting commissions by enrolling them in Medicare Advantage plans. Some of the...