Exposure

OR: Sensitive Docs Found In Recycle Bin

KPTV reports that residents of the Spencer House Apartment Complex found hundreds of private documents unshredded in a recycling bin last week. The documents reportedly included Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, immigration numbers and names, bank statements and rental applications. Tualatin Valley Housing Partners said the company is investigating how the documents ended...

Two email gaffes expose Dutch subscribers’ email addresses

Dutch newsletter subscribers seem to be having a tough time recently keeping their email addresses private. According to Karin Spaink‘s blog, first the police accidentally exposed 650 newsletter recipients’ addresses in the cc-field instead of using the bcc-field of a newsletter, and then Het Dagblad van het Noorden exposed a .txt file with 32.781...

Ca: Teacher web site exposes student info

Kate Adams of BayToday reports that a Widdifield Secondary School teacher’s web site exposed student information including contact information and Ontario Health Insurance Program numbers.  An investigation revealed that the information was only exposed briefly and that there were only a few “hits.” The school board was able to ascertain the IPs of those...

Dutch consumer site exposed personal information

According to a summary of a news story in NOS offered by Karin Spaink, a Dutch agency that resolves consumer disputes with businesses was making everyone’s files available to anyone who logged in to the site. The Dispute Committee handles more than 10,000 complaints per year, and files going back to 2005 could be...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: As a follow-up to a breach covered on PogoWasRight.org last year, Anthony Wood, 45, a/k/a Anthony Bickerstaff, was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay $67,292 in restitution for using stolen personal information of customers at Commerce Bank in Mount Laurel. Co-defendants Jennifer Mullner, a former loan...