Monday, August 4, 2008

Fraud Flash for the week of August 4, 2008

July 28, 2008
Facebook accidentally publicly revealed personal information about its members, which could be useful to identity thieves. The full dates of birth of many of Facebook's 80 million active users were visible to others, even if the individual member had requested that the information remained confidential.

July 29, 2008

Moraine Park Technical College
Customers of the bookstores located at three Moraine Park Technical College campuses were notified Tuesday of a security breach that occurred in July 2006.

A laptop containing personal information of current and former employees, including some from Hampton Roads, was stolen from a St. Louis-area Anheuser-Busch office. Information contained on the computer included employees' Social Security numbers, home addresses and marital status.

July 30, 2008
Data Breach Fallout: Do CISOs Need Legal Protection?
Since the security executive is on the hot seat after a data breach, some industry experts suggest CISOs get themselves some form of liability protection. The downside is that such protection could shield those who deserve the blame for an incident

July 31, 2008
City of Yuma
The Social Security numbers of about 300 city of Yuma employees were "unintentionally released" in an e-mail sent to city administrative personnel.

August 4, 2008
Report Sheds Light on Tricky Fraud, I.D. Theft Issues
Consumer fraud and identity theft numbers have risen steadily over the past few years, and consumers are taking notice.

A Marine has admitted robbing a Providence bank and using the identity of a fellow service member to steal money.

CETA warns identity theft boom to continue
An online shopping boom is threatening to accelerate an increase in identity theft according to independent general insurance network CETA Insurance Limited.

Georgia Blue Cross
Poor system testing caused a medical records privacy breach affecting over 200,000 members of Georgia Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The case has implications for both consumer privacy and IT’s impact on business operations.

The identity theft scheme was designed to copy and sell on up to 2 million mortgage holders' details including their social security numbers.

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