Monday, July 14, 2008

Fraud Flash for the week of July 14, 2008

July 4, 2008
Clark County Nevada District Court
A contracted vendor released personal information on about 380 potential jurors to an employee's private e-mail address. The information provided to the e-mail account could have included names, addresses, Social Security numbers and birth dates.

July 7, 2008
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
A security breach in the Organ and Tissue Donor Registry may have exposed thousands of donors' personal information, including their Social Security numbers. Other data included donors' names, addresses, birth dates and driver license numbers.

July 8, 2008
LPL Financial
Hackers potentially got their hands on clients unencrypted names, addresses and Social Security numbers. Hackers compromised the logon passwords of 14 financial advisers and four assistants.

July 9, 2008
Wichita Radiological Group
A former employee stole patient records before being fired from the Wichita Radiological Group. Tens of thousands of patient records were in the database could have been compromised.

Wagner Resource Group
Sometime late last year, an employee of a McLean investment firm used the online file-sharing network LimeWire. In doing so, he inadvertently opened the private files of his firm to the public. That exposed the names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of about 2,000 of the firm's clients, including a number of high-powered lawyers and Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer.

Division of Motor Vehicles Colorado
The DMV regularly sends large batches of personal information over the Internet without encryption and has failed to properly limit access to its database, according to a recent audit. At one point, 33 former DMV employees could access names, addresses, dates of birth and Social Security numbers

July 10, 2008
Williamson County (TN) Schools
Social Security numbers and other personal information of 4,000 children were posted on the Internet.

July 11, 2008
US Army Fort Lewis
A laptop computer that was reported stolen from an Army employee’s truck contained personal information on about 800 to 900 Fort Lewis soldiers. A 17-year-old Lacey boy faces a charge of suspicion of possession of stolen property after Tumwater police uncovered items from vehicle prowls, including a stolen Army laptop containing information about up to 900 Fort Lewis soldiers.

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