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ZA: Social grant applications found dumped in Ndedwe

Nothando Mkhize reports that a pile of social grant applications were found on a street in Ndwedwe. The South African Post Office is investigating to see if they were stolen from a post office during a burglary last month. In a puzzlingly vague statement, a spokesperson noted that an employee has been suspended.  But...

UK: Man finds sensitive patient data outside Caithness General

The Northern Times reports: A man who was passing by Caithness General Hospital in Wick claims to have found a document containing “highly sensitive medical information” about patients. The member of the public, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he found the folded A4-size piece of paper lying on the road near the gate...

Some Cub Pharmacies in Minnesota report breaches due to looters

Cub Pharmacies is the fourth chain I’ve seen that is reporting some theft of protected health information related to looters during protests in May.  But when you read the descriptions of these events — these not just protesters protesting. These people intentionally stole patient data and records.  For what political protest purpose?  None that...