Breach Types

Mortgage records found in KS dumpster

Over the weekend, client records from a defunct Wichita mortgage-brokerage firm wound up in the Dumpster outside the Holiday Inn at Kellogg and Rock Road. The owner of the mortgage business said it was an accident and apologized, vowing to make sure the records are properly shredded. The records found at the Holiday...

Mozilla shuts Firefox e-store after security breach

Mozilla shuttered its online store late Tuesday after finding out that the firm it hired to run the backend operations of the company’s e-tailing business had suffered a security breach. It was unclear whether the vendor, St. Louis-based GatewayCDI, which bills itself as a “promotional products distributor and incentive company,” notified Mozilla or whether...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Gordon County authorities have arrested Sharon Kay Hoisington and charged her with two counts of receiving stolen property, and 12 counts of identity fraud. She is also the subject of investigations by the Calhoun Police, Murray County, Whitfield County, Bartow County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Dalton and Cartersville Police Departments....

Army National Guard laptop stolen

Members of the Army National Guard who could be affected by the theft of a laptop containing their personal data, will be notified through an official letter, National Guard officials said today. “I immediately requested a list of any Wisconsin soldiers that may be affected,” said Brig. Gen. Don Dunbar, Adjutant General of Wisconsin...

Dr.InfoSec helps solve school data breach

Although the school district is not named, this sounds like the Fayetteville breach recently reported… On July 29th, as I was following up on a story that flashed across my Twitter stream about 30 certified employees of a school district finding themselves victims of ID theft, I found something that should not have been...