Apr 232019

Wow. As far as a physical security FAIL goes,  this is a contender.

The Ahmedabad Mirror reports:

Officials of the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) in Gujarat on Sunday lodged a complaint of theft of record files from their storage unit in Ahmedabad.

The DGGI storage unit is housed in an old and decrepit government quarters building in Pragatinagar area of the city. It neither has any security measures to prevent incursions nor CCTV to monitor activities there.

Read more on Ahmedabad Mirror. You seriously need to take a look at that storage unit pictured in the story.

Article link fixed post-publication thanks to an alert reader.

Apr 202019

WTXL reports:

The United Way of the Big Bend is investigating a possible data security breach that occurred when taxpayer information was stolen from an employee in March.

The organization says that 64 taxpayers’ information may be exposed after their information was stolen from the vehicle of a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) site coordinator in March. They say they have already contacted the individuals who may be affected by the possible security breach and are working with authorities to determine how their information may have been compromised.

Read more on WTXL.

Apr 192019

Breaches that involve health data generally will cost you more. Asia Fields reports:

Washington State University learned a costly lesson after a hard drive containing the personal information of more than a million people was stolen from a self-storage locker in 2017. Now, the university is going to have to pay even more.

In a settlement approved in King County Superior Court on Thursday, the university agreed to pay up to $4.7 million in cash reimbursements, attorneys fees and administrative expenses. On top of that, the university will pay for two years of credit monitoring and insurance services for up to 1,193,190 people, according to the settlement agreement.

Read more on Seattle Times.

Apr 052019

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says a bag was stolen last month containing the personal information of several clients.

The bag was taken from an unattended parked vehicle of a WRHA employee on March 7, containing a notebook with the employee’s schedule of activities and included the names and ward locations of clients.

The health authority contacted 75 people who may have been affected by the breach.

Read more on ChrisD.ca