Jan 102019

CBS DFW reports:

A woman in Mansfield got a call from a man who said he found her personal information in a dumpster.

The documents were found in a Mansfield industrial office complex about ten miles from the Liberty Tax Alta Mesa office in Fort Worth where they were filed.

The files included bank account information, social security numbers, addresses and drivers license numbers.

Read more on CBS.

Jan 052019

Jason Colthorp reports:

 Firefighters are upset over what they claim they found at a place where many of them learned their trade.

In this age of identity theft, no one wants to find their own personal information sitting out in the open, but that’s what some of Detroit’s bravest said turned up after a fire at the former Detroit Fire Department training school on West Warren Avenue. 

Some firefighters radioed their union chief to tell him documents containing their personal information were scattered throughout the abandoned building.

Read more on ClickOnDetroit.

Dec 302018

Robert Sutcliffe reports:

The Information Commissioner is investigating after a cache of confidential police information was discovered by a member of the public in Holmfirth.

West Yorkshire Police say they are also looking into the circumstances of how around 50 items were found flapping around on the morning of Saturday, December 22.


“I began picking them up and found they were confidential documents from the police – witness statements, restraining orders, prison release documents with names, addresses and dates of birth, car registration details clearly obvious.

Read more on ExaminerLive.

Dec 262018

WTVY reports that lawsuit stemming from an insider breach that was part of a tax refund fraud scheme has settled:

A federal lawsuit claiming a Dothan hospital’s negligence resulted in the theft of patients’ personal information has been dismissed. Attorneys agreed to a settlement and a judge approved it. 

The settlement calls for Flowers Hospital to appropriate $150,000 that will be distributed to those affected by the breach, potentially about 1,200 people. 

Read more on WTVY.

Dec 202018

Matthew Elmas reports:

A Big W worker accidentally leaked the personal information of 32 people earlier this year when repairing a printer for a customer, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) disclosures reveal.

The Woolworths-owned discount department store has admitted to an extraordinary instance of human error where an employee enclosed confidential information within a pile of test print-outs provided to a customer to show their printer was fixed.

The document contained the names, addresses and a form of ID for over two-dozen people.

Read more on Smart Company.