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SoCal mailman accused of stealing ID papers, gifts

A mail carrier in San Diego County is accused of stealing dozens of gift cards, debit cards and Social Security documents sent through the mail. The Sheriff’s Department said Monday that Allen Pitman is suspected of stealing the mail over the last four years while working for the U.S. Postal Service in Santee. Read...

Ca: City of Regina apologizes for accidentally releasing private information

The City of Regina says it is retraining staff after an employee accidentally released the private information of 1,000 citizens and city workers. Officials admit someone from the financial services department released data late last year that included partial names, social insurance numbers, licence plate numbers, and property tax and utility account numbers. The...

More on p2p breaches

More on the Dartmouth study reported here recently. Angela Moscaritolo  of SC Magazine adds other details: Over a two-week period, Dartmouth College researchers, in collaboration with P2P monitoring vendor Tiversa, searched file-sharing networks for key terms associated with the top ten publicly traded health care firms in the country, and discovered numerous sensitive documents...

CA: Hundreds of Hegarty Chiropractic patient charts found in dumpster

Hegarty Chiropractic may be feeling a bit bent out of shape today. They got caught dumping patient records in a dumpster. About 200 charts (files) with medical records, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, etc. Rancho Cordova police retrieved the files and turned them over to the state for investigation. You can watch the...

CA: Medical files from chiropractic office found in dumpster

Thanks to a site visitor who alerted me to this: Here’s another one for the 2009 chronology, this one involving Hegarty Chiropractic in Rancho Cordova, California. Medical records, social security numbers, total charts just dumped in a dumpster for anyone to find.  And they did.  The police took possession of the files and turned...