Breach Types

CORRECTED STORY: Earlier CS Stars breach affected 722,000

Earlier this month, when CS Stars reported that a stolen hard drive contained claimants’ personal information, they indicated that although police had apprehended suspects in the case, the hard drive had not been recovered, and the total number of individuals with data on the stolen drive was...

Mayor Behnke Tweets Employee Data Online

Some Battle Creek city employees are getting free identity protection help after Mayor Mark Behnke posted a document with personnel information to a public Web site. Information on about 65 city workers, including six Social Security numbers, was listed on a city check registry that Behnke put online and linked to using his Twitter.com...

Laptops with Patient Data Stolen in Alberta

The University of Alberta Hospital is reporting that a burglary occurred earlier this month resulting in two laptops containing patient information being stolen. Alberta Health Services said the theft happened on June 4th, in the hospital’s Provincial Lab Information Technology room. Two laptops with health information of more than 300,000 people were stolen. Information...

NYS Worker Pleads to ID theft

As a follow-up to an insider breach reported in April, Walter Healey, a former employee of New York State’s Department of Taxation and Finance pleaded guilty to stealing the identities of taxpayers and will now have to pay restitution and serve 1 ½ to 4 years in prison upon sentencing in October. AP also...