Exposure

Dumpster Diving California Banks

There’s a news story on CBS13 out of Sacramento that suggests that at least some banks are still not adequately disposing of paper with personal information. The news team reports that Jonah Nelson has allegedly admitted to stealing the identities of more than 500 people by dumpster diving local banks and businesses. According to...

CFTC Fines Interbank for Security Breach

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today simultaneously filed and settled charges against Interbank FX, LLC (Interbank), ordering Interbank to pay a $200,000 civil monetary penalty for violating rules designed to protect the confidential personal information of consumers. The CFTC order also requires Interbank to establish a comprehensive security program that provides administrative, technical,...

Broadridge Financial Breach Exposes Dynegy Shareholder Info

Broadridge Financial Solutions,Inc. provides proxy services for clients, including the processing, distribution and tabulation of Annual Meeting Proxy materials for registered shareholders of publically traded companies. On June 2, 2009, the firm inadvertently disclosed Dynegy shareholder information including name, address, Social Security number and other account information to another client. Broadridge notified the shareowners...

MA: Commonwealth Solar Breach

About 810 residents who had applied for the Massachusetts Commonwealth Solar rebate program had their personal information posted on a government Web site for nearly an hour, according to a notice from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. The quasi-public agency that administers the program said a file containing the names, addresses and Social Security numbers...

VA: Personal Documents Exposed

Residents of a Norfolk housing project expressed shock and outrage that documents containing their Social Security numbers and salary information were found lying in a field. The documents were from the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and a city spokesman says they were disposed of improperly. Hundreds of pages were found over the...

Mayor Behnke Tweets Employee Data Online

Some Battle Creek city employees are getting free identity protection help after Mayor Mark Behnke posted a document with personnel information to a public Web site. Information on about 65 city workers, including six Social Security numbers, was listed on a city check registry that Behnke put online and linked to using his Twitter.com...

FTC Approves Consent Order in CVS Case

Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the CVS Caremark case involving failure to adequately secure customers’ medical and financial data. Prior coverage of the case can be found here. Additional documents on the case can be found here. According to the complaint, CVS Caremark did not...

AL: Medical records discovered in garbage truck, landfill

Hundreds of medical files with personal and medical details were found in and around a garbage truck at a landfill in Montgomery, Alabama. The records were marked, “Radiology Department, Baptist Medical Center.” Baptist Health uses a third party for some of its record disposal, and a spokesperson said that they are investigating the matter....

IN: Loan paperwork discovered in Mishawaka shopping center trash

Jim Meenan of South Bend Tribune reports that 80 files containing detailed personal and financial information on loan applications were found in a dumpster: There, right before his eyes, were files of loan applications, complete with names, Social Security numbers and even bank account numbers. Some files were thin, about 10 pages, others an...

UK: Personal data exposed on website

From Kevin Peachey and Bill Wilson of the BBC News: Personal data including the signatures of recipients has been exposed to those tracking deliveries on the Parcelforce website, the BBC has discovered. A failure in the system allowed people using the mail tracing service access to the name, postcode and signature of various addressees....