Exposure

GA: Clayton deputies’ personal information, files compromised

Megan Matteucci reports: Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough is investigating a security breach after some deputies’ personal information was taken from internal files. The records include Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, dates of birth, phone numbers, employee identification numbers and an inmate’s medical information. Some internal investigation files have also turned up missing....

More p2p fiascos

Rian from RedTeam Protection, a division of Tony Josephs and Sons Investigations Inc., just sent me another batch of p2p cockups that exposed personal — and in some cases — sensitive medical — information. In each case, RedTeam advised the entity and/or helped ensure removal of the filesharing application. Some of these breaches are...

UK: Busy Bees childcare voucher data leak plugged – Update

A UK child care voucher scheme has been taken off line after user Nick Gibbins found that the “web” application was exposing personal data for over one hundred thousand users. Gibbins found that the Busy Bees childcare voucher system was actually implemented using Citrix Metaframe, exporting the user interface from a Windows 2000 application...

UK: Patients’ data lost near hospital

More than 1,000 patients of the Royal Bolton Hospital have been contacted after their personal details were lost near the hospital grounds. The hospital said the documents fell from a waste container which was taking them to be destroyed on 30 January. The documents contained the names, addresses and dates of birth of patients...

UK: ‘Security breach’ at jobseeker centre

Hannah Crown reports: A centre for the unemployed has been accused of mismanagement, a chronic shortage of facilities and personal security breaches. Between 15 and 30 unemployed people use the ATS centre, at 377 North Circular Road, Palmers Green, which provides programmes of training and work experience placements for people on Jobseeker’s Allowance for...

Ca: City of Regina apologizes for accidentally releasing private information

The City of Regina says it is retraining staff after an employee accidentally released the private information of 1,000 citizens and city workers. Officials admit someone from the financial services department released data late last year that included partial names, social insurance numbers, licence plate numbers, and property tax and utility account numbers. The...

CA: Hundreds of Hegarty Chiropractic patient charts found in dumpster

Hegarty Chiropractic may be feeling a bit bent out of shape today. They got caught dumping patient records in a dumpster. About 200 charts (files) with medical records, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, etc. Rancho Cordova police retrieved the files and turned them over to the state for investigation. You can watch the...

OK: Personal data stolen in SemGroup case

Rod Walton reports: Online banking bandits pulled thousands of dollars from the accounts of current and former SemGroup LP employees after personal information was inadvertently left on a bankruptcy court document made public last summer. SemGroup officials said, however, that as far as they are aware, all the money was returned to the accounts...

CO: ‘Anti-Gym’ Personal Records Found In Dumpster

Rick Sallinger reports: Personal information on clients of a now-shuttered Denver gym has turned up in a very public place. Two weeks ago the Internal Revenue Service shut down the “Anti-Gym” for non-payment of payroll taxes. Somehow many of the gym’s records turned up outside in the trash. … There was information about gay...