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OR: Stolen computer contains participants’ personal information

A laptop computer containing data files for Youth Transition Program (YTP) participants was stolen from a University of Oregon employee near the end of October, and some of those files contained the names and social security numbers of YTP participants. The theft appeared to be random and the computer was password protected. There is...

Additional information on the Wyndham breach

As a follow-up to the blog entry on a hack of Wyndham, a copy of their October notification sent to at least one state attorney general is now available online. That notification indicates that: In mid-September, a WHR data center administrator detected unusual activity on one of the company servers...

CCS Security Breach May Not Be 1st

Donna Willis provides some additional information on the breach involving Columbus City School employees: NBC 4’s Ana Jackson GOT ANSWERS and found out this incident might not have been the district’s first security breach. NBC 4 found out the district ran into a similar problem last year. A district employee whom detectives believe...

WA: Customers’ data stolen from store

Checking account and credit card numbers of customers who shopped at the Spokane Valley Northwest Bedding store Friday and Saturday were stolen over the weekend, officials said. No signs of forced entry to the business at 14102 E. Sprague Ave. were found. Northwest Bedding’s alarm system notified police about 6 p.m. Saturday, Reagan said....

AL: Nursing assistant wanted for ID theft of nursing home resident

Lynne Jones reports: Authorities are looking for a former nursing home worker after an 98 year old resident’s identity was stolen. Investigators with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Identity Theft Unit believe Jacqueline Anne Lumpkin, 48, of Birmingham used the stolen identity to obtain more than $5,000 dollars worth of goods and services. Three...