Exposure

IRS lax in destroying sensitive tax papers

From Reuters: Sensitive documents about U.S. taxpayers were found in trash outside all Internal Revenue Service sites visited in a investigation, putting the people at risk of identity theft, an inspector’s report says. The tax collection agency must bolster oversight of contractors who dispose of papers with personally identifiable information, the inspector general for...

Toledo Navy office compromises recruits’ identities

NBC24 reports: They thought their personal information would be safe in the hands of the U.S. Navy, but dozens of sailors who signed up at a Toledo recruiting station are about to learn that their personal information was compromised. Now, their families are not happy with the Navy. The men volunteered to serve their...

(update) IN: Computer Glitch Blamed For Credit Card Breach

As an update to a story reported previously here, The Indy Channel reports: A credit card company said Tuesday that a computer glitch caused more than a hundred people’s statements to be posted online last week. Constance Wilson, who lives in McCordsville, alerted CompuCredit after she logged in to pay her Aspire Visa card...

(update) TN: improper disposal of medical records (update 2)

Karen Zatkulak updates this story previously covered here: But police say these medical documents do mention several local facilities. Weary says, “Some procedures may have been performed at Hutcheson, Memorial, and Erlanger.” Weary says this case is now being investigated by federal officials who regulate HIPAA violations, and right now, police are not...