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 [...]

CONSUMER FILES CLASS ACTION AGAINST MICHAELS FOR DATA BREACH

Brandi F. Ramundo has filed a nationwide class action against Michaels after a massive data breach.  Ms. Ramundo claims Michaels should've protected her personal identifying information (PII) from hackers.  Ms. Ramundo's checking account was raided by hackers who stole $1,300 from her.  Ms. Ramundo is seeking statutory, compensatory and punitive damages and injunctive relief, including an order directing Michaels to pay for credit monitoring [...]

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 [...]