June 2007

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64,000 Ohio State Workers At Risk

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The names and Social Security numbers of all 64,000 Ohio state employees were stolen last weekend from a state agency intern who left a backup data storage device in his car, Gov. Ted Strickland said.

An additional review of data revealed that the storage device also held information on 53,797 participants enrolled in the state’s pharmacy benefits management program, as well as names and Social Security numbers of about 75,532 dependents, the governor’s office confirmed Saturday. Strickland has asked Ohio Inspector General Tom Charles to investigate.

More information about the incident can be found on the Ohio State Government website. Free credit monitoring will be provided to those affected by this breach through Debix Identity Protection Network.

[Washington Post]

Written by MCruz on June 17th, 2007 with no comments.
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Northwestern Student and Applicant Data Exposed Online

Northwestern University is attempting to contact about 4,000 students and applicants after it was discovered that files containing their personal information had become available online, the school said Friday.

The personal information was stored on a computer at the Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences, the school said in a statement. The names and other data were for people who attended or applied to the program from 1991 to 2007.


Written by MCruz on June 3rd, 2007 with 1 comment.
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