DATA BREACH PUTS SEC EMPLOYEES AT RISK OF IDENTITY THEFT

A recent data breach at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has put its employees at risk of identity theft.  The SEC has sent breach notifications to around 4,000 SEC employees.  The personal identifying information (PII) exposed includes Social Security numbers and other payroll information.   The PII was included in an unencrypted e-mail, according to Drew Malcomb, a Department of [...]

HACKERS STEAL CREDIT AND BANK CARD INFORMATION FROM NEBRASKA RESIDENTS

Sarpy County Sheriff's deputies in Omaha, Nebraska are investigating an identity theft case that has affected more than fifty victims.  The hackers went after personal identifying information using customers credit and debit cards.  Investigators believe a data breach at a credit card processor exposed the victims' information.  Some of the victims discovered the identity theft when they viewed their monthly statement [...]

CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ALLEGES DISNEY’S EMPLOYEE ID CARDS PUT EMPLOYEES AT RISK FOR IDENTITY THEFT

Disney has been named in a class action lawsuit, according to Linda Coady, Westlaw Journal Employment.  The plaintiffs allege Disney's employee identification cards put them at risk for identity theft because the ID cards required by Walt Disney Co. include a bar code that includes its employees’ Social Security numbers.    The personal identifying information (PII) is easily accessible by using a low [...]

STATE GOVERNMENT COMPUTERS INFECTED WITH VIRUS

Personal identifying information may be at risk for thousands of Massachusetts residents.  According to Hiawatha Bray at the Boston Globe, personal identifying information may have been stolen from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development when its computers were infected with a computer worm. "Unfortunately, like many government and non-government organizations we were targeted by criminal hackers who [...]

US AIRWAYS DATA BREACH – PILOTS’ PERSONAL INFO LEAKED

US Airways' pilots are at risk for identity theft after a recent data breach.  The FBI and the US Airline Pilots Association (USAPA) have been working for several months after a data breach was discovered which includes the personal identifying information (PII) of over 3,000 US Airways' pilots, according to Kelly Jackson Higgins, Dark Reading. Higgins' article quotes an US [...]