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‘Customer data from Vodafone, Unitymedia was stolen – report’

Customer data of Vodafone Germany and German cable network operator Unitymedia have been sold on the black market by dubious call centres, according to German magazine Capital citing from the investigation files of the state prosecutor’s office in Bonn. The stolen data concerns several thousands of customers. State prosecutor Fred Apostel confirmed that several...

More info on the Brown University incident report

The Brown University breach, which I had just included in another blog entry this morning, now has some additional details available. Julia Kim of The Brown Daily Herald reports that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island accidentally sent paper records of more than 500 Brown employees and their family members to another subscriber...

Six newly revealed breaches on HHS site

It seems that using the new HHS/OCR web site will be even more difficult than I anticipated, as they are sorting breach reports by the date of breach, not date that the incident was added to their site, so I have to review the entire list to see what’s been added instead of just...

Update: UTMB sends more letters to possible ID theft victims

Cindy George reports that the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston breach reported last month was bigger than originally thought and more people have now been notified. At least 10 people have self-identified as victims of identity theft: One month after mailing letters to 1,200 patients whose confidential information may have been stolen...

(update) Salmat caused St George data breach

Renai LeMay reports: Business process outsourcing firm Salmat has acknowledged responsibility for a data breach at St George that saw some customers of the Westpac subsidiary receive account details that belonged to other customers. “Our statement production company Salmat has acknowledged responsibility for the error which occured and is currently completing a full investigation,”...