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Seibels Bruce Group hacked?

From the your-guess-is-as-good-as-mine dept. On December 22, Seibels Bruce Group notified the New Hampshire Attorney General of breach. I’m pretty sure they were describing a hack, but from their wording, I suppose it’s possible that someone wandered into their offices and just browsed through their file cabinets. See what you think when you read...

Stolen RoadSafe Traffic Systems laptops put employee data at risk

RoadSafe‘s home page proclaims, “At RoadSafe, we are focused on roadway safety. Protecting people and property.” It is somewhat ironic, then, that RoadSafe employees had their data stolen on the road. As reported to the New Hampshire Attorney General on November 26th: On November 11, 2008, a laptop belonging to a RoadSafe employee was...

Vonage customer data on Google Notebook

With all the advice we see these days about hardening security, this might be a good time to remember the importance of both having stringent security standards written into any contractor agreements and actually monitoring compliance with any contracts or policies. A recent breach reported by Vonage serves as a useful example. On December...

Lehigh Hanson payroll data exposed on the Web

Building materials supplier Lehigh Hanson notified the New Hampshire Attorney General on December 8th of a breach involving employee payroll data. The breach began with a former employee downloading data to take with him to a new employer. The downloaded data, however, turned out to be more than just the forms and templates the...