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Medical Information Stolen

Sutherland Healthcare Solutions has disclosed that as many as 168,500 patientsof Los Angeles County medical facilities had their informationstolen in a break-in. The company handled billing and collectionsfor the county. The thieves stole computers that contained the information. Itwas not disclosed if the data on the computers was encrypted.

Identity Theft at the Junkyard

Channel 12 in Augusta, Georgia had an interesting investigation into information thatcould be uncovered at a junkyard. When looking through old cars they found thepersonal information for several people. One person interviewed said she was ina wreck and then failed to do a thorough job cleaning out the car when...

HIPAA Violations are Costly

HHS has announced settlements with two companies for violating HIPAA rules. Massachusetts General Hospital agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations that an employee lost the information of about 192 patients on a subway. That is peanuts compared to the $4.3 million paid by Cignet Health to settle allegations...

Identity theft--getting involved in the security of your information

One way to prevent becoming a victim of identity theft is to get involved when sharing personally identifiable information with businesses and organizations. Ask questions concerning what they are doing with your information. How many times have you given a credit card number over the telephone for convenience? What did...

Be careful with your passwords to prevent identity theft

When we were first moving here to make our former weekend place into our primary residence, we received an important phone call. It was a credit card company, asking if we had applied for credit recently. We said that no, we hadn't.

Data breach protection requires new barriers

Data shows that publicized hacks, cyberattacks and data breaches continue to increase, and the majority of attacks are from outsiders. According to Verizon's 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, released in April, 92% of breaches in 2012 were attributed to outsiders, and 19% involved state-affiliated actors.

Electronic Destruction of Data: Why It’s Important

Many people think that once you delete a file off your computer that it is gone for good.  It’s not.  In fact, the data stays on your computer and is easier to recover than you would think.  Credit card numbers, medical records, emails, and social security numbers have been recovered...

Bank Teller Steals Identities

The Acting Attorney General of New Jersey has chargedeight people for running an identity theft ring. The informationused was stolen by Bronthie K Charles. She was able to get the bankinginformation for victims while working as a bank teller at TD Bank in New Yorkbetween January 2012 and May 2013.

Identity Theft at the Junkyard

Channel 12 in Augusta, Georgia had an interesting investigation into information thatcould be uncovered at a junkyard. When looking through old cars they found thepersonal information for several people. One person interviewed said she was ina wreck and then failed to do a thorough job cleaning out the car when...

Long Term Identity Theft Impacts

While many people think of the short term impacts of identity theft itis the long term ones that can be even more damaging. The victim of identitytheft may spend years trying to clean up the errors on their credit report.This not only impacts your ability to get a home mortgage...

Why Destroy Hard Drives

When it comes to business success, customers and their data must be protected at all times as well as all other important business data. Unfortunately, when hard drives are not properly destroyed, this can lead to disastrous consequences. Just the same as paper documents need to be put through a shredder, hard drives...

Choosing a Boston Paper Shredding Company

It used to be that only organizations affiliated with Congress, and the Medical and Financial industries were concerned with document shredding. The unfortunate and dramatic increase of identity theft and electronic fraud in today's society has changed all that.

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