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MT: Woman gets prison for bank fraud

Slightly o/t, but once again we see employees falling for it… Clair Johnson of the Billings Gazette reports on a ring that defrauded banks in Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Minnesota, Indiana and Kentucky: In the scheme, Isaacs would present a bank with a credit or debit card for a cash advance of less than $10,000....

Former Occidental Petroleum employees’ data in security breach

Through its attorneys, Occidental Petroleum Corporation notified the Vermont Attorney General’s office of a breach that was discovered on December 11th. A former employee in Tulsa “accessed and mishandled” personal information by emailing a spreadsheet containing information on former employees to a personal email account. The former employees’ data included names, addresses, birthdates, employee...

Emergency Medical Associates of New Jersey security breach

On November 4th, lawyers for Emergency Medical Associates of New Jersey (“EMA”) notified the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office that in mid-July, the Secret Service had notified them that during the course of an independent investigation, the Secret Service had identified a total 27 American Express credit cards that were possibly the subject of...