Breach Types

Social Security numbers visible on Iowa site

A link to a state Web site was shut down Friday after the discovery that the Social Security numbers of hundreds of Iowa’s top business officials and company board members were accessible by the public. The numbers – more than 2,000 in total – appeared primarily in corporation reports made to the Iowa secretary...

Inquiry after passports found in punchbag

The Home Office has launched an “urgent investigation” after two brothers found thousands of scraps of passports, chequebooks and prescription pads in a punchbag . Simon and Richard Coe discovered personal data, including signatures and photos, torn up into thousands of small pieces. Much of the personal information contained...

Stolen laptop contained playgroup’s information

Children’s details stored on a Lincoln play group’s laptop are still missing after the console was stolen. Information about youngsters who attend Abbey Play Group, based at Croft Street Community Centre off Monks Road, was on the computer, a court heard. Thief Darren Philip David Jude, 21, stole the laptop from his girlfriend’s home....

NY man sentenced for credit card fraud

Owen Gibson, 43, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced Wednesday by United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 21 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for using stolen credit cards to purchase goods from various retail locations. On August 13, 2008, Gibson pleaded guilty to one count...

Former United Way employee wreaked havoc

Jeffery H. Sloman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Michael J. Folmar, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today the arrest of defendant Luis Robert Altamarino. According to the Indictment filed on August 4, 2009, Altamarino was a former employee of United Way of Miami-Dade...