December 2006

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Deaconess Hospital Patient Info Missing

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Authorities at Deaconess Hospital are notifying 128 patients that they could be the victims of identity theft.

Deaconess Hospital administrators are advising patients Tuesday night that their identity may have been compromised after a laptop, containing information on 128 patients, is missing and presumed stolen from the respiratory therapy department.

Source: 14 News

Written by MCruz on December 29th, 2006 with 2 comments.
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Hackers Access UCLA Computer Systems

Officials at the University of California Los Angeles alerted about 800,000 current and former students, faculty and staff on Tuesday that their names and certain personal information were exposed after a hacker broke into a campus computer system.

A website has been setup for those affected by this breach. You may also call (877) 533-8082.

Source: CBS News

Written by MCruz on December 12th, 2006 with no comments.
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PA Residents at Risk to Identity Theft

A recent break-in at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation driver’s license center puts many PA residents at risk to identity theft. Equipment used to make driver’s licenses and identification cards was stolen along with two computers containing personal information.

Computers containing identifying information on more than 11,000 people were stolen Tuesday from a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation driver’s license center in Wilkes-Barre, the agency said.

Thieves broke into the center around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and stole two computers containing information on 11,384 people whose photos had been taken at the location between August 30 and November 28, the department reported.

Source: CNN

Written by MCruz on December 2nd, 2006 with no comments.
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