OR: Salem credit union accounts compromised

David Krough reports: Customers at a Salem-based credit union are being warned of a possible security breach. Salem Police said they’ve had more than ten reports since January 12th of Oregon Territory Federal Credit Union debit accounts being compromised. Investigators said they didn’t know if debit cards had been stolen or the suspects just...

Nabbed over credit card fraud

A Malaysian man wanted in the United States for credit card fraud amounting to US$150 million (S$223 million) was arrested by the Thai authorities and US Secret Service agents on Tuesday. According to local media, the man, whom Post Today identified as Gooi Kok Seng, was nabbed on the outskirts of Bangkok. Police said...

PG doc indicted on ID theft charges

Joe Pyrah reports: A former clinical director of the Utah State Developmental Center in American Fork has been federally indicted on charges of identity theft and locally on charges of forcible sex abuse. Martin Joseph MacNeill, 52, and Gypsy Jyll Willis, aka Jillian Giselle MacNeill, 32, were indicted by a federal grand jury and...

PA: Police: School data hacked, grades altered

Pottsville police anticipate filing charges against one or more computer hackers who unlawfully made changes to an online grading system used by Pottsville Area School District. “You had some people who hacked into a school-functioned, online site and found ways to change data that was put in there,” Pottsville police Capt. Ronald J. Moser...

Privacy groups urge politicians to ensure safeguards for health IT

Andrew Noyes reports on Nextgov: Privacy and civil liberties advocates are urging lawmakers working on the forthcoming economic stimulus package to ensure that any language to spur adoption of electronic medical records includes meaningful security safeguards. The American Civil Liberties Union, Consumer Action, the National Association of Social Workers, Patient Privacy Rights and others...

TX: Dumpster diver finds old medical records

Jessica Willey reports: It is information no one would want scattered on papers in a parking lot, much less thrown away in a dumpster for anyone to find. Medical records were found behind a 99 Cents store in southwest Houston putting people’s identities at risk. “This has got Social Security numbers, Medicare numbers. That’s...

Jobs’ medical leave: right to privacy vs right to know

Sam Diaz writes on ZDnet: Steve Jobs dropped a bombshell of an announcement yesterday when he revealed that his medical condition was more complex than he’d previously known and that he was leaving his post as Apple CEO through the end of June so he could focus on his health. The announcement, in the...

NE: E-mail spurs NECC to file libel suit

A Nebraska college is suing the unknown person or people who sent an e-mail to state officials and the news media that college officials say was intended to embarrass the school. The lawsuit filed Monday in Madison County District Court says the e-mail signed by “necc–student” complained that a Northeast Community College student was...

OH: ID-theft protection extended to more school employees

Jennifer Smith Richards reports: Roughly 800 Columbus schools employees are being offered free credit monitoring services, just in case their information was compromised, the district said today. A computer printout with at least 50 employees’ personal information, including Social Security numbers, was found during a police raid on an East Side home Saturday. Until...

NC: Lost BRCA hard drive contains 300 social security numbers

Julie N. Chang reports: Approximately 300 people’s Social Security numbers are on an external computer hard drive missing from Blue Ridge Community Action, 800 N. Green St. BRCA Executive Director Mattie Patterson said the hard drive contains information on clients from four counties who have used the organization’s services in the past four or...