The First Week of May: Data Loss "Reported"

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Science Applications International Corp

May 7, 2008 - WASHINGTON-Bank cannot find six backup tapesMore than 1,300 SAIC stockholders are at risk of identity theft after a box of magnetic backup tapes went missing in New Jersey earlier this year.The tapes owned by Bank of New York Mellon, which acts as stock transfer agent for SAIC, contained names, addresses, Social Security numbers, stock account information, transaction activity and possibly bank account numbers for 1,376 current or former shareholders, said the San Diego company also known as Science Applications International Corp. MORE

Northeast Security

Personal Information Compromised by Security Company
Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, canceled checks of customers thrown in dumpster

May 6, 2008 -West Haven (WTNH) _ News Channel 8 found Social Security numbers, bank account numbers and even canceled checks inside a dumpster in West Haven. Ron Scaramozza says his family gave information to a company that installed an alarm system at his Hamden home. His wife's Social Security number and details of their new security system are among the dozen or so files found inside the dumpster. MORE

Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute

May 6, 2008 WOOSTER, Ohio -- Personal information on 192 faculty and staff members of Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute accidentally was e-mailed to about 680 students. MORE


May 4, 2008 WESTPAC has been forced to recall up to 2000 Visa cards after a security breach exposed customers to "high risk" of fraud. MORE

Missing Taxpayer Information the Result of Stolen Courier Shipment

STATESVILLE, N.C., May 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Iredell County Tax Collector's Office today issued a statewide notice about a recent incident involving unauthorized access to information.Bank accounts, routing numbers, names, addresses of 468 taxpayers stolen from bank courier.

On Tuesday, April 22, a courier vehicle providing services for First Citizens Bank was stolen in Charlotte. The courier was transporting a shipment containing data related to Iredell County tax payments received on April 21st. Charlotte law enforcement officials are investigating the incident, but the contents of the shipment have not been recovered. MORE

Lunardi's Supermarket

May. 1, 2008 LOS GATOS, Calif. - Police said more than 100 people who shopped at the Lunardi's supermarket in Los Gatos have had their debit and credit card information stolen.

An ATM and credit card reader in a checkout aisle at the Los Gatos Lunardi's supermarket was recently switched, resulting in cases of identity theft, a Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department spokesman said Tuesday.

University of California, San Francisco - 6,000 UCSF patients' data got put online

May 2, 2008- San Francisco -- Information on thousands of UCSF patients was accessible on the Internet for more than three months last year, a possible violation of federal privacy regulations that might have exposed the patients to medical identity theft, MORE

Staten Island University Hospital - 88,000 patients at risk after computer theft

Thursday, May 01, 2008-STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Computer equipment stolen from an administrative office in Rosebank in December contained personal information about 88,000 patients who have been treated at Staten Island University Hospital. Desktop and backup hard drive were stolen 4 months ago from SIUH office in Rosebank

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