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Move Over, Client #9

Brain Krebs reports: A popular Web site that helps connect young women with so-called “Sugar Daddies” has fixed a major security hole that – apparently since its inception two years ago — allowed anyone with a Web browser to view the private negotiations between site members. Seekingarrangement.com, an adult social networking site that...

KY: Hackers break into STAR and ATM Network

Forcht Bank disabled 8,500 customer debit cards this week after learning they could have potentially been hacked into by persons creating duplicate cards. Eddie Woodruff, chief operations officer for the bank, confirmed that 8,500 of the bank’s roughly 22,000 total debit cards had been deactivated, but the move was primarily a precaution. “Right now,...

Gov’t. should lead in reducing medical ID theft: report

Joseph Conn / HITS staff writer reports: Both patients and information technology systems should play a role in detecting and reducing medical identity theft, but the federal government has a part to play as well, researching and organizing a national response to the problem, authors of a government-funded study have concluded. National security and...

MT: Woman gets prison for bank fraud

Slightly o/t, but once again we see employees falling for it… Clair Johnson of the Billings Gazette reports on a ring that defrauded banks in Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Minnesota, Indiana and Kentucky: In the scheme, Isaacs would present a bank with a credit or debit card for a cash advance of less than $10,000....

TX: Hundreds of Records Stolen from St. David’s Medical Plaza

An Austin man is under arrest for taking hundreds of personal records. An arrest affidavit for David Perkins Jr. says he worked as a delivery driver for Austin Archives. Police say he went to pick up medical records at Saint David’s Medical Plaza, but he never went back to work to return them. Perkins...