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University of Florida: “starting to have…. quite a reputation”

Nathan Crabbe of The Gainesville Sun reports that in addition to the breaches that recently made the news, UF has had four cases of ID theft resulting from breaches. During a committee meeting of university trustees at which they passed federal rules intended to prevent identity theft, UF Chief Privacy Officer Susan Blair described...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: An employee of Washington Mutual Bank in Joliet was arrested and charged with organizing a financial crimes enterprise, conspiring to commit financial crimes, participating in a continuing financial crimes enterprise, theft and four counts of financial identity theft. More. Washoe County sheriff’s deputies have arrested David Michael Baker in Reno...

RBS WorldPay statement

In response to my request for a statement, a spokesperson for RBS WorldPay sent this statement: RBS WorldPay received its Payment Card Industry (PCI) Report on Compliance (ROC) in June of 2008 by a qualified assessor. Visa has asked us to obtain a new certification of PCI compliance because of the recent data-security compromise....

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: A string of identity thefts spanning seven states has resulted in the arrest of two suspects in Wisconsin. More. As a follow-up to a story reported previously, Scottsdale police arrested nine people who allegedly ran an ID theft ring that involved stealing customer data from local businesses including the Henry...

Sprint: Employee Stole Customer Data (updated)

Brian Krebs of Security Fix reports that Sprint  sent letters to several thousand customers  to inform them that a former employee sold or otherwise provided their account data without permission between December 2008 and January 2009. Updated Apr. 1: Sprint’s notification (pdf) to the NH Attorney General is now available online.