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Ameriprise notifies customers of online breach

Ameriprise Advisor Services, Inc. (formerly H&R Block Financial Advisors) notified the Maryland Attorney General’s Office on December 24 of a breach involving a third-party vendor. According to the notification (pdf), AASI uses a third-party vendor to provide clients with online access to their accounts (usernames and passwords). The unnamed vendor notified them on December...

MA: CityStage eyes credit card breach

Jack Flynn reports: A security breach involving CityStage’s computer system might have exposed credit card information of 60 customers on the Internet, theater officials acknowledged Tuesday. Cynthia J. Anzalotti, president of the Springfield Performing Arts Development Corp., which oversees CityStage, said the breach was limited to customers purchasing holiday gift cards, and not patrons...

KR: GS Caltex cleared in data theft case

Follow-up to an incident originally covered on PogoWasRight.org: Prosecutors have cleared energy provider GS Caltex, two of its information managers and affiliate GS Nextation of allegations that they failed in their duty to protect personal information of more than 11 million customers. Five employees of GS Nextation, an insurance affiliate of GS Caltex, were...

IN: Call centre manager in the frame over ID scam

John Leyden reports: An Indian call centre manager is under investigation over allegations he used the identities of Brits to run an insurance fraud scam. Edward Burn, 30, has reportedly confessed to using the details of 12 people to make fictitious insurance claims valued at £56,900 through insurance firm Aviva, whose brands include Norwich...