Monday, July 7, 2008

Fraud Flash for the week of July 7, 2008

June 26, 2008
Texas Department of Public Safety
The personal information of 826 state employees was stolen from a Wichita Falls home office. Notices are in the mail to inform the hundreds of victims that their names, home addresses, dates of birth, driver's license and Social Security numbers are in the hands of criminals.

June 27, 2008
Montgomery Ward
Hackers extracted stolen information from an online database that held credit card account information.

July 2, 2008
Baptist Health
Due to a breach by an unauthorized person in the information systems, there is a possibility that some personal information, such as name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, and reason for coming to Baptist Health. No information in the patient’s “medical records” and no information about the patient’s diagnosis or prognosis was accessed.

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Officials at the University of Nebraska at Kearney discovered a security breach involving nine university computers. Of the nine computers involved, five contained names and partial or complete Social Security numbers.

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